The first match of the three-match ODI series (ind vs nz 1st odi series) between India and New Zealand is being played in Hyderabad. Indian team is batting after winning the toss. Thanks to the brilliant innings of Shubman, India is moving towards a big score. Amidst all this, there is a dispute regarding the wicket of Hardik Pandya. Cricket lovers are criticizing the third umpire for giving him out wrongly.
Actually, Darrell Mitchell bowled the fourth ball of the 40th over to Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya could not understand Mitchell’s brilliant ball and got beaten. Hardik Pandya was standing inside the crease while playing this ball, but New Zealand’s wicketkeeper Tom Latham drops Wales while stumping. On the appeal of the players, the matter went to the third umpire and after giving out in the replay, Hardik Pandya returned to the pavilion. It can be clearly seen in the replays that the ball is missing the stump and Pandya’s leg is inside the crease. Also, Wells was clearly visible falling through the wicketkeeper’s gloves.
Commenting on this decision of the third umpire, Mohammad Kaif, Sanjay Bangar were also surprised. Controversy seems to be arising on the decision of the third umpire. On social media, users are fiercely criticizing the umpire.
People are giving different reactions from Twitter to other social media platforms as well. Some users are sharing memes while some are appealing to ban the umpire.