‘Utter nonsense’: Sanju Samson’s controversial dismissal puts umpires in line of fire, again | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Major drama unfolded during the Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals IPL clash on Tuesday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the national capital after Sanju Samson was adjudged out under dramatic circumstances.
The decision from the third umpire set the heads rolling as Samson dismissal came at a crucial juncture, which eventually cost the Royals the match.
The incident took place in the 16th over of the Royals chase when Samson smashed a Mukesh Kumar delivery to long-on.
As DC’s Shai Hope claimed the catch at the fence, Samson started to walk off while the on-field umpires referred it upstairs to check Hope’s claim of the catch.
The replays then indicated that Hope’s foot seemingly touched the boundary cushion. However, the third umpire declared the catch clean and went on to give Samson out.
Seeing replays on the big screen, a puzzled and angered Samson protested the decision and had a chat with the on-field umpire before eventually walking off the field in disappointment.

While the Royals’ dugout was left stunned with the decision, DC co-owner Parth Jindal was seen in an animated state in the stands.

Samson’s, who was batting superbly on 86, unfortunate dismissal that too at the wrong time, led to his side’s third defeat of the season.

Throughout the season, questions have been raised over the umpiring standards.
From wides ball, to waist-high full-tosses to run-outs, quite a few dramatic calls have been made by the umpires this IPL which have drawn criticism from the pundits and the fans alike.


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