Twitter Reactions: Controversy erupts in RR vs CSK game after Tom Curran is called back after giving out

Twitter Reactions: Controversy erupts in RR vs CSK game after Tom Curran is called back after giving out

MS Dhoni was clearly not happy with the decision.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar VIP)

Well something or the other keeps happening in the Indian Premier League (IPL) every other day it seems. After the umpire adjudged a wrong short run a couple of days ago, the umpiring standards were once again under the scanner during the game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR).

It all happened in the 18th over of the Royals’ innings when Deepak Chahar got the verdict of the caught-behind against Tom Curran in his favour. The batsman was shell-shocked to be given out as he hadn’t nicked it and went for the review. But his teammate Rahul Tewatia had earlier used up the only review and the umpires, after a brief discussion, asked him to leave.

However, suddenly, the officials on the field realised that they will need to check if the ball carried to MS Dhoni and stopped Tom Curran from leaving the field. It was all chaos in the middle and the CSK skipper clearly didn’t like as he was seen arguing with the umpires. It seemed as if he was telling them that they should’ve earlier taken it upstairs before giving it out.

Replays cleared ball was bounced

In the replays, it was clear that the ball had bounced before MS Dhoni grabbed it and eventually it was a right decision. But according to the rules, if a batsman has been given out on the field, then the third umpire shouldn’t come into play. Generally, in these circumstances, if umpires have a doubt in mind, they go upstairs to check the catch to make the final decision.

But in this case, it wasn’t done and the questions again will be raised about the decision not being reversed in the game between KXIP and DC. Meanwhile, amidst the controversy, the Royals managed to post a huge total of 216 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs thanks to half-centuries from Steve Smith and Sanju Samson. Having said that, the controversy was the talking point during the innings.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: