Fri, 13 May 2022

Chennai Super Kings and umpires earn the wrath of fans for yet another howler


The El-Classico of cricket between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings stayed up to its top billing. The game saw CSK holding on to the little hope for a top 4 finish go up against arch rivals Mumbai Indians who were already knocked out of the TATA IPL 2022. The match had everything, right from some top notch bowling to vintage batting from MS Dhoni to the regular umpiring howlers that has been a staple of the season this year. The game between CSK and Mumbai wasn’t no exception to the rule.

Fans shocked with the terrible umpiring –

Earlier in the day Wankhede Stadium saw a power failure which meant that the DRS wasn’t available for good part of the 1st half of CSK’s batting. This cost CSK the wicket of in-form of batsman Devon Conway who was given out LBW. The umpiring chaos in the 2nd innings did not improve as Mumbai were struggling at 34 for 4.  That’s when Hrithik Shokeen walked down the track to Simarjeet Singh and the ball was caught by MSD. The CSK skipper went up in a huge appeal and the umpire comically put up his finger to signal the batsman out. The youngster went up for DRS right away where it was seen that the ball had brushed his pads before the catch was completed and the decision was over turned.

Tilak Varma steers Mumbai to a win to knock CSK out of TATA IPL 2022 –

Chasing a paltry 98 to win, Mumbai Indians were rocked early when Ishan Kishan fell for 6. Rohit Sharma played some good shots but hung his bat to get a edge which was gobbled up by Dhoni off Simarjeet to leave Mumbai at 30 for 2. It was then Mukesh Chaudhary who pushed Mumbai into a deeper hole when he sent back Daniel Sams and Tristan Stubbs in one over to leave Mumbai at 33 for 4. It was then the turn for Mumbai’s next generation to take charge. Tilak Varma and Hrithik Shokeen added 48 for the 5th wicket. Shokeen was out for 18 with 2 fours, while Varma was not out on 34 off 32 balls with 4 fours and Tim David was not out 16 off 7 balls with 2 sixes to give Mumbai a 5 wicket win with 31 balls to go. 

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