The contest between India and Afghanistan saw very poor umpiring where a couple of big decisions gone against India.
On both the time, when the appeals for LBW were upheld against MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik and the duo had to go back to the pavilion, despite replays showing that the ball was missing the leg-stump.
A game which India could have won after a good opening stand by Ambati Rayudu and KL Rahul was turned in Afghanistan's way.
In the post-match presentation, we saw how Dhoni took a subtle dig at umpiring howlers. He was clearly unhappy with the way umpires failed to judge the decision currently. "There were a couple of run-outs, and a few things we can't talk about because I don't want to get fined for it," Dhoni said.
Not only the stand-in India skipper was unhappy with the poor umpiring, but even fans on social media were also unsatisfied. They lashed out at Gregory Brathwaite of West Indies and Anisur Rahaman of Bangladesh. The game got no result. It was tied, and in such clashes, every decision makes a huge difference.
Fans took out their anger at the umpires. Here is how they reacted to the horrible decisions:
This dog from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is a better umpire than the two men umpiring today pic.twitter.com/XNHIistEkw— babu bisleri (@PUNchayatiii) September 25, 2018
After shaking hands why didn't the players beat Umpire? Disappointing.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 25, 2018
How come @ICC doesn't make its Umpires accountable for their wrong decisions which could make a team loose a winning game ?— Manoj Saini (@15jcmanoj) September 26, 2018
Why not Umpires check their decisions through third Umpire ?
Umpiring has been worst in this #AsiaCup2018 , should not @ACCMedia1 brings elite umpires?! Or there should 2 reviews in every innings of an ODI, 2 while batting,2 while fielding for a team. in the match #INDvAFG there are 2 bad lbw are given which were clearly missed wicket,— Saheb Bera (@iamsb418) September 26, 2018