Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma got dismissed on just 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
His dismissal raised questions as some fans didn’t like the third umpire’s decision.
Rohit Sharma was beaten by Tim Southee, whose delivery went close to the batter's bat, and Sheldon Jackson grabbed the ball with one hand while chasing a 166-run target against KKR. The KKR players believed Rohit's bat had made contact with the ball, but the on-field umpire dismissed their appeals.
Shreyas Iyer decided to reconsider his choice. When the ball was close to Sharma's bat, the ultra edge saw spikes on the snickometer in the TV replay. Even before the ball got close to the MI captain, there was some spike. Third-umpire Bruce Oxenford urged the on-field umpire to reverse his decision, which he did.
Rohit shook his head in disbelief before heading to the dugout. On Twitter, some fans slammed the third-umpire and Ultra edge technology, claiming Rohit was not out. Kolkata Knight Riders were reduced to 165/9 in 20 overs thanks to Jasprit Bumrah's sensational 5/10.
Venkatesh Iyer scored 43 in 24 balls for Kolkata, while Nitish Rana made the same score in 26 balls.