The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match on Sunday witnessed a big controversy taking place when Mohammad Nawaz’s fourth ball of the last over of the game was called as a waist-high no-ball by the umpire as well.
However, before that ball, the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was on Pakistan’s court but the decision of the umpire turned the table. Virat Kohli’s 82 not out off 53 balls helped India win the nail-biting contest on the last ball as well. The match ended but not the discussion about the no-ball as well.
While many felt that the decision made by the umpire was not right, others said that they should have consulted the TV umpire once as well. And, amid all these, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has come up with a hilarious suggestion to determine the waist-high no-balls as well.
“Suggestion: Every player gets their waist height measured pre-tournament then Hawkeye just tells us whether a full toss is below or above that mark,” wrote Jimmy Neesham on Twitter with a laughing emoji.
Suggestion: Every player gets their waist height measured pre-tournament then Hawkeye just tells us whether a full toss is below or above that mark 😂
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) October 23, 2022
India edge past Pakistan in a thriller at MCG
However, India needed 13 runs off 3 balls when Nawaz bowled the no-ball to Virat Kohli. The batter smashed it for a six and India fetched a total of 7 runs off it also. It saw the chasing team needing 6 runs off 3 balls with the next delivery being a free hit as well.
Notably, Team India won the game on the last ball of the match. They successfully chased down the 160-run target against Pakistan with 4 wickets to spare.
Earlier, three wickets each from Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya had also helped India restrict Pakistan to 159 for 8 after captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first in the game as well.