Virender Sehwag took a dig at the third umpire after he failed to spot the ball touching the ground and gave Suryakumar Yadav out. The former India cricketer posted a hilarious tweet and suggested that the umpire was probably blindfolded and was unable to spot the ball touching the ground. Sehwag also posted a photo in which it was clearly visible that the fielder Dawid Malan didn’t have the catch in control and the ball bounced.
Sehwag like many others on Twitter firmly believed that the decision should have been not out and Suryakumar Yadav should have continued batting. Eventually because of the soft signal which remarkably was out the third umpire had no ‘conclusive evidence’ to overturn the decision. Even the Indian captain Virat Kohli was baffled was seen criticising the ordinary decision from the dugout.
Virender Sehwag Takes A Dig At Umpiring After Suryakumar Yadav’s Decision
Suryakumar Yadav was unfortunate as he was given out when to the naked eye it seemed the ball had touched the grass. The classy right-hander was batting look easy and was looking ominous in the fourth T20I against England. He smashed a brilliant half-century and was on his way to make a big score. Then against the run of play, he tried a scoop shot with a fielder at deep fine immediately after reaching his fifty.
The bowler Sam Curran saw Suryakumar Yadav going down on one knee and bowled a slower delivery. Suryakumar Yadav wasn’t able to hammer the scoop shot and the ball went fielder Dawid Malan who dived in front to complete the catch. Malan after completing it claimed the catch and the on-field umpires awarded a soft signal of out before going to the third umpire.
Meanwhile, here’s what Virender Sehwag tweeted which has thus far garnered a huge reaction on the popular micro-blogging site.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 18, 2021