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India vs England 2020-21, 4th T20I: Third umpiring howler for Suryakumar floods social media with memes

First Published Mar 18, 2021, 10:43 PM IST
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India is up to a tough challenge against India in the ongoing five-match Twenty20 International series. The fourth game saw Suryakumar Yadav scoring a productive 57, only supposedly robbed by the third-umpire for a controversial catch by Dawid Malan.

Team India is fighting it out against England in the continuing five-game Twenty20 International series. The fourth T20I in Ahmedabad on Thursday saw debutant batsman Suryakumar Yadav slam a fantastic 57.

Team India is fighting it out against England in the continuing five-game Twenty20 International series. The fourth T20I in Ahmedabad on Thursday saw debutant batsman Suryakumar Yadav slam a fantastic 57.

However, his dismissal turned out to be a controversial one. During the second ball of the 14th over from pacer Sam Curran, Suryakumar swept it towards deep fine leg, only to be caught by Dawid Malan. Since the latter had dived to claim the catch, the on-field umpires referred it to the third umpire, with the soft signal being not out.

 

However, multiple replays suggested that the catch was not a clean one, with the ball touching the ground. Meanwhile, third umpire Virender Sharma was left unconvinced as he repeatedly kept saying that the view of ‘inconclusive’, thereby sticking to the soft signal.

However, his dismissal turned out to be a controversial one. During the second ball of the 14th over from pacer Sam Curran, Suryakumar swept it towards deep fine leg, only to be caught by Dawid Malan. Since the latter had dived to claim the catch, the on-field umpires referred it to the third umpire, with the soft signal being not out.

 

However, multiple replays suggested that the catch was not a clean one, with the ball touching the ground. Meanwhile, third umpire Virender Sharma was left unconvinced as he repeatedly kept saying that the view of ‘inconclusive’, thereby sticking to the soft signal.

Following the dismissal, fans were enraged with the third umpire’s howler as a mem fest began. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag indicated that the third umpire was blind.

Following the dismissal, fans were enraged with the third umpire’s howler as a mem fest began. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag indicated that the third umpire was blind.

Meanwhile, this user felt that the third umpire was under the influence of an addiction.

Meanwhile, this user felt that the third umpire was under the influence of an addiction.

Whereas this user feels that former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed would agree with the third umpire as well.

Whereas this user feels that former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed would agree with the third umpire as well.

This user depicts the Indians trying to make the third umpire understand.

This user depicts the Indians trying to make the third umpire understand.

As for this, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar are sure to run after Virender Sharma after the game.

As for this, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar are sure to run after Virender Sharma after the game.

Meanwhile, this user feels Virender should be given the Gamechanger of the match award.

Meanwhile, this user feels Virender should be given the Gamechanger of the match award.

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