New Delhi: In the 45th match of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings defeated KKR by 5 wickets. In this match, Punjab captain KL Rahul scored a brilliant fifty and gave victory to his team. But in this match an incident also happened due to which a big controversy has arisen. After this match, the on-field umpires are constantly being targeted.
There was a ruckus on this catch
When KL Rahul was batting brilliantly during Punjab’s batting in this match, KKR fielder Rahul Tripathi took a brilliant catch at the last minute. But there has been a big ruckus on this catch. In fact, during the innings of Punjab, Shivam Mavi came to throw the 19th over. On one ball of this over, Rahul played a shot in the air, but Tripathi took his brilliant catch while running on the boundary. But the on-field umpires handed over the decision of the catch to the third umpire. After watching the replay of this catch for a long time, the third umpire decided that the ball was touching the ground and he gave Rahul not out.
Due to this decision of the umpire, people on Twitter are fiercely angry. People believe that the third umpire gave this wrong decision and Rahul was clearly out. At the same time, many people were also telling Rahul not out. People are divided into two groups on this decision and there is a fierce debate on Twitter. At this time some such tweets are becoming fiercely viral.
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) October 1, 2021
Dunno about you but the catch that Rahul took looked OUT to me. I thought the removal of soft-signal would get more clarity but on this occasion, it led to confusion. 3D sport. 2D pictures. #KKR ##PBKSvKKR
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 1, 2021
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) October 1, 2021
— (@SRKxDevil) October 1, 2021
#KKRvPBKS Kolkata vs Punjab KKR
Even KL Rahul cannot believe it, he is given not out. pic.twitter.com/xcAf4HeHJf
— How Football Saved Humans – Great Book to Read (@HowHumans) October 1, 2021
In the end, Punjab won
Talking about the match, KKR, batting first after losing the toss, scored 165 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Punjab team won the match by scoring 168 for five in 19.3 overs on the basis of Rahul’s innings of 67 runs off 55 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy took two wickets while Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer got one wicket each.
Mayank also played a good innings
Chasing the target, Rahul and Mayank Agarwal got Punjab off to a great start and both the batsmen added 70 runs for the first wicket. This partnership was broken by Chakraborty by dismissing Mayank, who scored 40 runs in 27 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.