The DC vs KXIP IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium was nothing short of overly dramatic.
The Delhi Capitals got their campaign off to a winning start after outlasting Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling Super Over. However, they did so by mere inches. Punjab bottled the game despite needing to score just a run off the final 3 balls. However, that scenario wouldn’t have even come to fruition had the umpire not called Chris Jordan for a short run.
Kings XI Punjab co-owner and Bollywood actor Preity was absolutely fuming at the umpire’s controversial call and made her feelings known on Twitter.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag too slammed the officials for lousy decision-making and sarcastically said that he should have been given the Man of the Match award.
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
With Mayank Agarwal going great guns, KXIP were left needing 21 off the final 10 balls when Englishman Chris Jordan was called for a short run by square-leg umpire Nitin Menon at the striker’s end.
One angle on TV replays showed that Jordan had in fact dragged his bat over the line but despite that the original decision made by Menon to dock Punjab a run was not overturned.
That meant by the end of the over, Kings XI Punjab needed 13 runs off the final six ball and not 12. Mayank Agarwal smashed 12 runs off the first three balls to bring the scores level but the match would have finished with Punjab winning with the three balls to spare had the ‘short run’ decision not been made.