The game between India and Afghanistan saw some horrible decisions from the on-field umpires. Even one of the decisions which were referred to the third umpire in last over of the game, to check whether it is six or four, was disputed among the viewers.
Coming back to the howlers by the on-field umpire, a couple of Indian batsmen --MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik-- were given Leg-Before-Wicket (LBW) which the ball tracking showed they would have survived had the decision was reviewed.
The ball was missing the leg stump in both occasions and as Indian opener, KL Rahul had wasted the only review, both couldn't overrule the decision.
Dhoni, by the look of him, was convinced that he isn't out and a review could have saved him there.
Rahul was criticized by Indian fans for wasting the review. What irked the fans was him going for the review despite being found plumb in front of the wickets. He didn't go for DRS straight away was another indication that there was no bat involved too. The review showed the same and fans were unhappy with the Karnataka batsman's decision to go for DRS.
The opener was slammed by the fans on Twitter and they went totally against him when two batsmen had to walk back when they needed a DRS to save them.
Here is the reaction:
Sane thing here,when someone taking his legs out so much and ball is turning,how can umpire gives out??? And KL Rahul is always over confidence as usual, people will not look this things,they will tell that Dhoni scored 8 only! #MSDhoni— Arnab Singh Dhoni (@onlyformsdhoni) September 25, 2018
DRS has suddenly made on-field umpires immune from criticism. The umpire makes a shocker of a decision yet people are busy cursing KL Rahul for wasting a review. #INDvAFG— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 25, 2018
????No Sound On Ultra Edge— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 25, 2018
????Was Missing The Stumps
If KL Rahul Wouldn't Have Wasted That Review, MS Dhoni Would've Been Notout And Still On The Crease. #INDvsAFG #INDvAFG #AFGvIND #AFGvsIND pic.twitter.com/wkDetLtHco
Umpires make mistakes, I understand.— Shaun???? (@shauntweets7) September 25, 2018
But if I get to meet this umpire guy today, I'll definitely punch him right on his face if India looses ????????????????
And KL Rahul's review ????????????♂️@ICC #AsiaCup #AsiaCup2018 #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/lCrClGAmeB
Dhoni was playing good ???????? it was not out and kl Rahul unnecessarily wasted the review...— R.G. (@guptarahul_23) September 25, 2018
High time players should realize you don't have to take DRS even when you are out clearly, no matter you are batting in full flow.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 25, 2018
Oh that poor sardar kid crying. He should be allowed to beat up KL Rahul for taking that review, and one baby slap to Jadeja too.— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) September 25, 2018
Man of the match - KL Rahul— Jon Snow (@Gujju_Jon) September 25, 2018
60 runs and 2 wickets