India vs England 4th T20I: Suryakumar’s dismissal sparked controversy around Umpire’s ‘Soft Signal’.
India vs England 4th T20I: Despite being the game of thrill and last ball result, India vs England 4th T20I came under the scanner of controversies after a couple of bizarre decisions by the third umpire. Fans and pundits all across the world erupted after the Third Umpire game out to Suryakumar Yadav even though it wasn’t a fair catch.
Playing his first game for blues, Suryakumar Yadav smacked a breath-taking half-century in style. Yadav sent the ball out of the ground in the very first delivery he faced of Jofra Archer. He completed his half-century in just 11th over however the celebration was cut short by the Third Umpires controversial decision.
Yadav played a scoop off Sam Curran and was caught by Dawid Malan in the fine leg. On-field umpires referred it to the TV Umpire and gave it out as a soft signal. TV Umpire went through the clip many-a-times to get conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field umpire’s decision.
At a certain frame, it looked that the ball has evidently made contact with the ground however TV Umpire gave out to Suryakumar Yadav as he didn’t find any conclusive evidence against it.
These are some of the reactions of fans and cricket experts on Suryakumar’s dismissal:
Suryakumar had to return to the dugout after a crafty half-century. He amassed 57 runs off 31 deliveries which includes 6 boundaries and three towering sixes. He completed his half-century with a four off Adil Rashid.
His solid knock was complemented by Shreyas Iyer’s quick 37 runs. While other players at the end made significant contributions to put up a good total.