December 2, 2021
ICC T20 World Cup 2021

SOCIAL MEDIA FUMES OVER ‘WORST UMPIRING’ in IND VS PAK MATCH

As expected, India vs Pakistan was an absolute entertainer and kept all cricket fans glued to the screen. After a disappointing start, India will face New Zealand on October 31 in Dubai. Pakistan created history after registering its first-ever victory against India in the T20 world cup. The Men in Green defeated India by 10 wickets and ended India’s winning streak against them. Babar Azam became the first captain to guide Pakistan to a maiden world cup victory over India. While this is Pakistan’s first T20I win by 10-wickets over any team, this is also India’s first 10-wicket defeat in T20.

Electing to bowl first, Pakistan decision worked in their favour as Shaheen Afridi provided the much-needed breakthrough early in the game to get rid of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma within the powerplay. India couldn’t come back from the early jolt by the 6-foot-6-inch Pakistan pacer. Shaheen Afridi also trapped Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who remained unbeaten in all the previous encounters. Afridi had undoubtedly set up the match for Pakistan dismissing crucial wickets with his fire speed before Babar Azam and Rizwan scored unbeaten half-centuries to claim a memorable win.

In a high-tension match between arch-rivals, a tiny error can change the game’s tempo and alter the result. A similar situation occurred in yesterday’s game when Shaheen Afridi grabbed KL Rahul wicket on the first delivery of his second over. Replays sported that Afridi had overstepped on the delivery that dismantled the Indian opener wicket. The umpire declared it out despite Shaheen stepping out of the crease, and the inswinging length delivery went on to rattle the stumps.

Cricket fans took to social media and expressed their dismay and disbelief over the unfair decision. Many users felt that this error cost India a match as the outcome would have been different since KL Rahul is in his best form. Netizens slammed the umpires for and fumed over the worst decision in a crucial match between arch-rivals yesterday.

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