Watch: Ball First Or Glove? Axar Patel's Run-Out Against Pakistan Has Fans Divided
Axar Patel was run-out for just 2 runs in the T20 World Cup 2022 match against Pakistan. His dismissal, however, has triggered a debate on social media as some fans feel the decision was wrongly given.
Debatable decisions are what make cricket, the Gentleman's Game, an intriguing affair for the spectators. In the T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan in Melbourn on Sunday, Axar Patel's run-out triggered a huge debate on social media among fans, with opinions being divided over the India all-rounder's dismissal. On the field, it was the Pakistan team that was rewarded with the wicket of the southpaw despite the fact that wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan didn't have the ball in his gloves when he dislodged the bails.
Suryakumar Yadav then executed a few attacking shots, hitting two sixes in his knock of 15 runs off 10 balls before he too was dismissed by Rauf.
Axar Patel was sent in to bat after Hardik's dismissal but his stay was shortlived as a mix-up with Virat Kohli in the middle cost him his wicket. However, the run-out was looked at length as Pakistan wicket-keeper Rizwan had failed to grip the ball when he shattered the stumps with his hands.
Yet, the decision from the third umpire went in the bowling side's favour. Here's the video of the incident:
The fact that the ball was touching the stumps when Rizwan's gloves hit them seems to have been the primary factor in the umpire's decision to term Axar run-out. But, the entire episode was quite a close one.
Thoughts on Axar Patel run out?— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) October 23, 2022
I don't think the ball is touching stumps as bails are dislodged. Middle stump is the only one in question as ball never touches other stumps. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/P2fwuxuA9H
The ball should be in keeper hand when stumps goes off— Intekhab Alam (@Bhola4U) October 23, 2022
Axar Patel run out is doubtful#INDvsPAK
How was that run-out given out for Axar? Anyone have an insight that looked glove breaking the stumps ball not in gloves then ball bouncing off and hitting the stumps. How is that out?— Dilip Kumar (@DilipKumar255) October 23, 2022
Am i the Only one who thinks Rizwan's Gloves hit the wickets first than ball?— M.Tayyab Majeed (@iamtayyab37) October 23, 2022
(axar patel Run out).#PakVsInd
Virat Kohli was duly criticised for his involvement in the run-out by fans as India went 4 down for just 31 runs while chasing a target of 160 runs. Many fans felt that it was Kohli's late denial for a run that cost Axar his wicket.