TATA IPL 2022: “Why do they even need technology?” fans slam poor umpiring against Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma was removed after only two runs from six balls.

The dismissal of Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma during the 56th match against Kolkata Knight Riders aroused questions about the Ultraedge technology, as fans are disappointed with the third umpire’s decision.

Rohit and Ishan Kishan opened the batting, chasing a 166-run target. Sheldon Jackson grabbed a one-handed stunner behind the stumps as Tim Southee delivered the first over for KKR. On the last delivery, the ball drifted past close from the edge of Rohit’s bat and struck the thigh pad as Tim Southee outplayed Rohit.

Although the on-field umpire declared it not out, Jackson urged Shreyas Iyer to seek the review. When the ball went close to Rohit’s bat, the ultraedge saw spikes on the snickometer on the TV replay. Even before the ball got near to the MI captain, though, there were some spikes. Third-umpire Bruce Oxenford insisted that the on-field umpire change his judgement and declared it as an out for Rohit.

Rohit shook his head in utter disbelief after the third umpire’s ruling, and took a lengthy stroll back to the pavilion.

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