IPL 2018: Top 5 Umpiring bloopers in the league stage

IPL 2018: Top 5 Umpiring bloopers in the league stage

The umpires haven't lived up to expectations.

Virat Kohli fumes at umpires
Virat Kohli fumes at umpires. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The standards of umpiring in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been marred by poor umpiring as the men on duties haven’t been up to scratch. The number of errors has increased as the tournament has passed. The Decision Review System (DRS) was earlier introduced in the league and has come to the rescue to the cricketers.

A number of decisions have been reversed courtesy of the newly adopted technology and the replays have exposed the blunders. Shavir Tarapore, the former International umpire previously mentioned the mishaps and part of the sport. There have several errors from the umpires out which we present you the top five.

#1 Rishabh Pant LBW

Rishabh Pant
Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant in action. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The penultimate match of the round-robin phase between the Delhi Daredevils (DD) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) was a witness to a poor piece of umpiring. In the second ball of the 16th over, Hardik Pandya bowled a full-pitched delivery which struck Rishabh Pant’s pads. Pandya appealed and umpire CK Nandan obliged by raising his finger

Pant didn’t waste any time whatsoever in taking the Decision Review System (DRS). Replays showed that the ball pitched was outside the leg-stump and there was enough evidence to overturn the umpire’s decision. The left-handed batsman went on to add eight more runs to and was eventually dismissed by Krunal Pandya for 64 runs off 44 balls.