Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma again failed to score heavily as he was dismissed on just 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
His dismissal raised questions over the Ultraedge technology as some fans didn’t like the third umpire’s decision.
Chasing a 166-run target against KKR, Rohit was beaten by Tim Southee, whose delivery went close to the batter’s bat, and Sheldon Jackson grabbed the ball with one hand. KKR players thought Rohit’s bat touched the ball, but the on-field umpire turned down their appeals.
Shreyas Iyer decided to review the decision. In the TV replay, the ultra edge witnessed spikes on the snickometer when the ball was close to Sharma’s bat. However, there was some spike even before the ball came close to the MI skipper. Third-umpire Bruce Oxenford urged the on field umpire to change his decision and it was given out.
Rohit couldn’t believe it and shook his head before heading to the dugout.
Some fans on Twitter slammed the third-umpire and Ultra edge technology as they thought Rohit was not out.
Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah’s sensational 5/10 restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 165/9 in 20 overs.
For Kolkata, Venkatesh Iyer scored 24-ball 43 while Nitish Rana made the same score in 26 balls.