MS Dhoni and Shardul Thakur expressed their disappointment after umpire Paul Reiffel stretched his arms to signal a wide in the 19th over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) chase against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday. The umpire then seemed to have a change of mind and decided not to call a wide.
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SRH then needed 25 to win off 11 balls while chasing a target of 168. Shardul Thakur, the bowler, had been consistently bowling at a line outside the off stump. Rashid Khan chased at the ball, and even as the delivery was outside the wide mark, went through under Rashid’s bat.
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Opposition captain David Warner was seen gesturing angrily from the dugout as Reiffel seemed to have a change of mind.
Rashid’s non-striking partner Shahbaz Nadeem was also seen having a word with the Australian about the wide call that was not.
2019 – MS Dhoni walking out to argue with the umpires.
2020 – MS Dhoni giving in a stare and the umpire drops his hands.
Thala and umpires – you can write a book about it. https://t.co/tbgrVOFw5e
— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) October 13, 2020
Rashid Khan was out soon after — getting out hit wicket and caught off the same ball — and Dwayne Bravo sealed a 20-run win for CSK with a last over in which he gave away just 1 run.
— Ryan De Sa (@ryandesa_07) October 13, 2020
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