In the 48th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to face Punjab Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium today. In this match, Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat first. Both its openers Devdutt Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli put a half-century partnership for the first wicket for Bangalore. However, in the 8th over of Bangalore’s innings, something like this was seen on the field that Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul clashed with the umpires. In fact, in the eighth over of Bangalore’s innings, Padikkal tried to play a reverse sweep off Ravi Bishnoi’s ball, but the ball touched his gloves and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper KL Rahul.
KL Rahul is not happy with third umpire’s decision.
Padikkal misses his reverse sweep as Rahul takes the catch.
— Firstpost Sports (@FirstpostSports) October 3, 2021
In the video, it seemed that the ball touched the gloves of the batsman and went into the hands of wicketkeeper Rahul. Rahul also made a strong appeal on this, but the on-field umpire rejected the appeal and declared the Bangalore batsman not out. Rahul then took a review against the on-field umpire’s decision. In the review also, the third umpire gave it not out. Rahul got very angry on this, because when the third umpire was reviewing the decision, it was clearly visible in the ultra edge that there was a slight touch when the ball was coming out of the gloves. Even after this, the umpire gave not out. Captain Rahul got furious about this and went straight to the umpire.
Was that out or not? Eyes #RCBvPBKS
— (@Iamyourdesire__) October 3, 2021
Wicketkeeper Rahul also talked to the umpire about the ultra edge. But the umpire did not give it out. During this, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir and some other commentators, who were doing commentary, also questioned this decision and considered it to be out. Not only the commentators but also people on social media are considering it out and criticizing the umpire and third umpire for this decision. Commentator Aakash Chopra also questioned the decision and wrote on Twitter, ‘How was he not out after all.’ Padikkal scored 40 runs in this match and was later caught by Rahul.