Former Cricketers Said That Such A Ball Should Never Be Overlooked In This Phase Of Technology
Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in the 7th match of IPL-12 on Thursday. For Bengaluru, they needed 7 runs on the last ball of the match to win. AB de Villiers was on strike and Lasith Malinga had a ball in hand. Malinga threw the ball, his leg was very out of the crease. Despite this, the umpire did not give it a no-ball and Mumbai’s victory was stamped.
Bangalore’s captain #Virat Kohli and Mumbai Indians captain #Rohit Sharma was also very angry with this decision by the umpire. Apart from these, many former cricketers were also upset with the decision of field umpire. Former cricketers say that despite such a modern technique being available, such a no-ball should not be overlooked. Social media users also got very angry on umpire Sundaram Ravi.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Despite the age of such technology and constant monitoring, no balls should never be missed.”
Kevin Pietersen, another former England captain, tweeted, “The technology which is living in us in the world, this should not happen. The end of the story!”
Captain Faf du Plessis, captain of the South African #cricket team, believes that third umpires should also play their part in such cases. He tweeted, “The technique should be used more and more times in cricket. Many front foot no-balls are exhausted all the time. Only the batter’s check is done whether he is out or not. The third umpire should tell the field umpire that a no ball has been dropped.
Commentator and former cricketer Akash Chopra wrote, “Malinga’s last ball was no-ball. The big case is the umpire missed it. A heavy mistake cannot believe.”
Akash has raised this issue even in 2013. He then cited the match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, saying, “In the event of a batsman being dismissed, the field umpire case seeks advice from the third umpire. If the umpires often miss such a no-ball then why not use the technique should be allowed.”
Former cricketer Deep Das Gupta said, “It is a shame that the end of such a wonderful game happened with a dispute. This is my side.”