IPL 2020, RCB vs SRH: Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh Baffled By Umpiring Error During Royal Challengers Bangalore-SunRisers Hyderabad Clash
During SRH's chase, Isuru Udana bowled a high full toss that was clearly above Kane Williamson's waist high but the square leg umpire didn't signal a no-ball that invited widespread criticism on Twitter from several cricketers.
- On-field umpires were criticised on Twitter over a controversial call
- Isuru Udana bowled a waist high full toss to Kane Williamson
- SunRisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets
An umpiring howler during the Royal Challengers Bangalorevs SunRisers Hyderabad match on Saturday became a huge talking point on Twitter, with several former and current cricketers questioning the on-field decision. The Incident in question took place in the 10th over of SRH innings bowled by Isuru Udana. On the third delivery of the over Kane Williamson was on strike, Udana bowled a high full toss to him and it should have been called a no ball for it was above waist high but the square leg umpire thought otherwise. Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took a dig at the decision as he wrote: "No this isn't a no ball.@IPL".
Even to the naked eye it was clear that it was above the permitted limit but the square leg umpire who is responsible for calling such deliveries didn't signal anything, which left Williamson surprised.
Luckily, Williamson pulled the ball towards fine leg and changed ends. The New Zealand skipper even went to the umpire and asked him why wasn't it called the no ball and then shook his head in disappointment.
Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singhwas also surprised that it wasn't given a no ball and he also joined the bandwagon in criticising the umpiring error.
"I honestly can't believe that was not given a no ball ! Like seriously !!! #RCBvsSRH #IPL2020," tweeted Yuvraj.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was also equally surprised with the decision and he enquired what was the basis of the decision by the two umpires. "No balls are head high now???" Neesham tweeted.
No balls are head high now???— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) October 31, 2020
The decision didn't affect the game as SRH registered a comfortable win with over five overs to spare.
With the win, SRH jumped to fourth spot on the IPL 2020 points table.