India recently made a strong comeback in the 4th T20 test of the 5-match series against England. Suryakumar Yadav scored a blazing half-century in his debut innings, but was sent back to the pavilion on the basis of a controversial dismissal by the third-umpire.
Aaj “Surya” raat me bhi Chamak raha hai ✨
Suryakumar yadav has shut up many detractors tonight, many of them.
— Fenil Kothari CA (@fenilkothari) March 18, 2021
As per a report in Times Now, Suryakumar was caught at fine leg by England player David Malan. The majority of people online believe that he was not out as the ball touched the ground, but the umpire adjudged him out.
— Atharva .S. Uttarkar (@imAtharvaUt) March 18, 2021
This did not go down well with people. In a not-so-common occurrence, cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, VVS Lakshman, and Wasim Jaffar, also posted memes on their Twitter account slamming the third umpire for his decision. Check out their tweets below:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 18, 2021
Going to meet the 3rd umpire after today's match
And most importantly, umpiring is probably the toughest Job in cricket .cut them some slack . India won too ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MxYhgcJk2f
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 18, 2021
How can this be out. When you are not sure whether the ball was taken cleanly after watching so many replays using top class technology and still go by the soft signal given by the on-field umpire. I think this rule needs to be revisited and changed. #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/b5XMdH8qEz
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 18, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 18, 2021
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh and others joined in the conversation too.
Sorry but Dawid Malan totally dropped that for me…the ball was grounded ! I mean , come on 💁🏾♂️ #INDvENG 🏏
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 18, 2021
It’s the “soft signal” which is odd. Hard for off field umpire to overturn. ‘Let’s go upstairs cause I don’t have a clue but I’m guessing (soft signal) it’s out.’
Malan’s Twitter feed will be ugly- but he wouldn’t have known the ball hit the ground diving forward at pace https://t.co/hCwlFQKpIf
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) March 18, 2021
Always a good idea to give 3rd umpire real time replay of low catches along with the slow motions and zoomed-in replays. Just another perspective on the tricky low catches. #INDvENGt20
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 18, 2021
Unlucky Suryakumar Yadav poor decision by umpire onfield and 3rd umpire Hard luck SKY
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) March 18, 2021
But thanks to Suryakumar’s gritty half-century, India staged an impressive fightback! What do you think of the umpire’s decision? Tell us!