During the 19th over of SRH’s run-chase, umpire Paul Reiffel overturned a wide call after CSK skipper MS Dhoni’s animated reaction to his original decision.
— Sridhar_FlashCric (@SridharBhamidi) October 13, 2020
MS Dhoni and Shardul Thakur expressed their disappointment after umpire Paul Reiffel stretched his arms to signal a wide in the 19th over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) chase against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday. The umpire then seemed to have a change of mind and decided not to call a wide.
SRH then needed 25 to win off 11 balls while chasing a target of 168. Shardul Thakur, the bowler, had been consistently bowling at a line outside the off stump. Rashid Khan chased at the ball, and even as the delivery was outside the wide mark, went through under Rashid’s bat.
Opposition captain David Warner was seen gesturing angrily from the dugout as Reiffel seemed to have a change of mind.
Rashid’s non-striking partner Shahbaz Nadeem was also seen having a word with the Australian about the wide call that was not.
Even the commentators were flummoxed by the bizarre turn of events.
“I’m almost dead certain that I saw his (Reiffel) arms start to go out,” Kevin Pietersen said during the match. “And there was a lot of shouting and screaming at him, and he sort of stopped his decision.”
— ✨💫 (@Kourageous__) October 13, 2020
Netizens have reacted to angry Ms dhoni ,here is some of them
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 13, 2020
In #IPL2020 He showed his action ND umpire had to change his decision
Is this umpiring error or just#Dhoni masterclass ???
Have to call it indeed DRS as#dhonireviewsystem#CSKvSRH #SRHvCSK#CSKvsSRH #SRHvsCSK#Dream11IPL
— Dhruvin Panchamia (@Dhruvin_04) October 13, 2020
Check ball again it's totally umpire mistake where Rashid move a bit more than he used to be and umpire didn't watch Dhoni he watched Rashid.
He is an international umpire with lot of experience. There is nothing to say Dhoni in it.
— Hamid (@expert_cric) October 14, 2020
waiting for dhoni fans to put some music into the video where he's bullying the umpire
— shivam mavi fc (@iam_riteish) October 13, 2020
It is NOT bullying or never an angry reaction, yet it's a simple appealing action from a player from the field, it purely depends on the way we look at it
— SS Sandeep (@SSSandeep8) October 14, 2020