IPL 2022 LIVE: After some early tension in the game, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to cross the line against all-time rivals Chennai Super Kings with five wickets in hand and 31 balls to spare. Mumbai yet again dominated the defending champions and took the lead.
The win came walking towards Mumbai because of Tilak Varma and Hrithik Shokeen’s crucial partnership, after the massive 4 wickets loss at just 30+ runs.
Whereas, Tim David then made sure there were no further hiccups in the chase and took the responsibility of finishing the game on his shoulders.
Indeed, the young emerging players Varma and Shokeen showed incredible equilibrium at such a young age against the well-experienced Chennai Super Kings.
They were in so good sync that the CSK bowlers couldn’t make it significantly lower. But their partnership would have come to an end soon if they didn’t make this smart choice.
Shokeen was knocked down in a hard bowl by Simarjeet Singh, the emerging star bowler of CSK after Mukesh Choudhary.
But the young all-rounder immediately reviewed and overturned the decision because the ball caught the thigh pad instead of his bat.
IPL 2022 LIVE: Fans and Spectators suspect Umpires’ Decision over Shooken’s dismissal
Fans on social media platforms were left in doubt and suspicion over Hrithik Shooken’s dismissal decision by the umpire. Shooken was knocked down in a hard bowl by Simarjeet Singh.
But the young all-rounder used his mind and the benefit of DRS immediately reviewed and overturned the decision because the ball caught the thigh pad instead of his bat.
His brains helped him and the decision turned out in his favor dragging him back to the crease. Though Shooken was saved, Mumbai Indians fans and Cricket enthusiasts doubted the Umpire’s decision.
While some called it an ‘In Pressure’ decision as Dhoni looked confident over the wicket while asking for the decision. This is how, the umpire was slammed for poor on-field referee, especially during the call for a catch to Shokeen.
To be precise, the referee initially seemed to be calling it wide and then suddenly changed the decision just by looking at the confidence of the Chennai Super Kings players. Even Shooken was left in confusion and doubt. With that being said, let us take a look at some of the reactions.