IPL 2022: Matthew Wade, the wicket-keeper batsman of Gujarat Titans (GT), has been in a lot of discussion since the past. After being controversially given LBW OUT, Matthew Wade ransacked the dressing room. During the IPL match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a debate erupted over Wade being given out by Glenn Maxwell as the ‘ultraage’ did not show that the ball touched the bat. While it was seen that the ball has touched the bat.
Controversial OUT to Matthew Wade creates ruckus
Hardik said after the match, ‘I think there was a little (spike) in UltraEdge. It was not visible on the big screen. You can’t make a mistake. If technology isn’t helping, I don’t know who will. Wade was annoyed by this decision, as he was sure that Maxwell’s ball had hit the pad with his bat, so he resorted to (DRS) immediately after being given out.
Now Hardik Pandya has issued a statement
In ‘Ultraage’, however, this was not clear and the third umpire left the on-field umpire’s decision. Hardik said, ‘Obviously it is not personal to anyone, but technology sometimes helps and sometimes not. This time it did not help, but on most occasions it has worked and reversed the wrong decisions. Gujarat, who had already made it to the playoffs, lost to RCB in this match by eight wickets. Regarding giving fewer overs to Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson, Hardik said, ‘We wanted to give a chance to Lockie, but the ball was coming to a halt, so we tried slow bowlers.’
Positive aspects of being on top of the points table
Hardik said that being on top of the points table is a positive aspect for him. “Given the way we performed, it is important to be in the top two because it gives you two chances to reach the finals,” he said.