T20 World Cup 2024: Cricket fraternity reacts to controversial umpiring decision that cost Bangladesh

Bangladesh lost to South Africa by 4 runs in the end.

Bangladesh lost 4 runs due to umpiring error | XFormer India cricketers believe Bangladesh was wronged by the umpire and laws during the T20 World Cup 2024 match against South Africa.

Umpire Sam Nogajski was chastised for his incorrect decision in the 17th over of Bangladesh's chase during a T20 World Cup Group D match against South Africa in New York on Monday.

Nogajski dismissed Mahmudullah after South African pacer Ottneil Baartman wrapped the Bangladesh batter on the pads with a fuller-length delivery that swung in. The ball raced away to the fine leg boundary for a four, but because Mahmudullah was out, the ball went dead, and the runs were not counted.

Here came the interesting section that sparked debate in the cricket world. Mahmudullah immediately demanded a review. Replays indicated that the ball would have missed the stumps by a significant distance. The ruling was reversed, but Bangladesh suffered four additional runs.

According to the game rules, the ball is considered "dead" as soon as the umpire raises his finger, and it remains dead even if the decision is reversed on DRS. Bangladesh lost by exactly four runs to South Africa, which successfully defended 113.

Former India cricketer Ambati Rayudu reacted to this incident.

Rayudu said while commentating on Star Sports: "In 150 years of cricket, will ever you see an umpire giving that out? You won't. That was a terrible decision. Just because a part of the leg stump is visible doesn't mean you will give the batter out. You also need to look at the angle of the ball, from where it was delivered.”

Here is how several members of circketing fratenirty shared their views on the same on social media.

Here are the posts:



By Jatin Sharma - 11 Jun, 2024

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