IPL 2019: 5 Funniest moments of the season

IPL 2019: 5 Funniest moments of the season

Amidst all the actions, these moments brought a smile to the fans' faces.

2. Umpire forgetting that the ball was in his pocket

Chettithody Shamshuddin
Chettithody Shamshuddin. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

It seems that the umpiring howlers are refusing to come to an end this season. This time it was the Indian Umpire C Shamshuddin who was under the spotlight in the match involving the hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Resuming the game after the second strategic break, Kings XI Skipper Ravi Ashwin and pacer Ankit Rajpoot could not find the ball even as AB De Villiers and Marcus Stoinis were ready to get underway. Ashwin went straight to Shamshuddin who was clueless about the situation.

The play was halted for some time as the Second Umpire Bruce Oxenford also joined in and the Fourth Umpire rushed onto the field with a new box of balls. After a few minutes, it was found in the television replays that Shamshuddin had kept the ball in his pocket just before the players headed for the break.

It was quite a funny moment especially for the players and the confusion left ABD in splits. What followed was an onslaught from him as he smashed 82 runs in just 44 balls as RCB eventually won the game.