Did 6 days of quarantine & 5 COVID tests with a smile but that one short-run hit me hard: Preity Zinta
This cannot happen every year, tweeted Preity.
Updated - Sep 21, 2020 10:49 am
The second game of the Indian Premier League saw everything that could happen on a cricket pitch. There was a close finish, arguably a wrong umpiring decision, a Super Over, and a heartbreaking finish for Kings XI Punjab. However, a majority of people think that Punjab lost the game because of the umpiring error in the 19th over of their innings.
Several cricket experts shared their views on the same. Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue and indicated that the difference between both the teams was that short run. Now, Preity Zinta, the co-owner of KXIP has shown her dissatisfaction over the issue. She replied to Sehwag’s tweet and mentioned that BCCI should look into it. She also said that as BCCI has such advanced technology, it should be used to avoid such errors.
“I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic, did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time BCCI should introduce new rules. This cannot happen every year.”
I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic,did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules.This cannot happen every year. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip https://t.co/uNMXFJYfpe
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 21, 2020
A short run was the difference between DC and KXIP
In the 19th overs of their innings, Chris Jordan reached his ground while completing a run. However, the umpire felt that it was a short run and KXIP were not awarded the run. Later, it was clearly seen in the replays that Jordan’s bat was inside the crease and it was an umpiring error.
The match went on till the last ball and both the teams ended on the same score. In the Super Over, Kagiso Rabada’s exceptional death bowling turned out to be too good for KXIP and they managed to score only two runs. DC won the Super Over quite comfortably and won their first game of the campaign.
The umpiring standards of IPL came under scrutiny last year as well. There were several instances when the umpiring error went on to become the difference between the two competing teams. KXIP will be playing their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24th September.