KXIP loses the playoff race beacuse of the arguable decision of the umpire

KXIP loses the playoff race beacuse of the arguable decision of the umpire

On 20 September KXIP vs DC IPL match, an umpire given a fault decision against Delhi Capitals when the third umpire indicated that the bowler Chris Jordan’s second run was one run short. At the end of the over the match was going to the super over. In this super over game Delhi Capitals beat the Kings XI Punjab by 4 balls left. At the end of the IPL 2020 the 53rd match between CSK vs KXIP, Punjab has to win to reach the playoff spots but again the umpire troubles them. In this game CSK was playing in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, when CSK’s batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was chasing against Ravi Bishnoi. It was the 8th over running with 5th ball.

Dhoni and KL Rahul
Dhoni and KL Rahul

CSK’s batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad hit the ball hard but the ball gone to between short third point and point, in few second Mandeep Singh plunged forward to take the catch. Every other player thinks that this is out even the umpire was already given soft signal of this catch. And again the final decision was going to the third umpire. In the control room, the replays of the catch were not visible clearly, but few cm of the ball was in the grass when Mandeep Singh takes the catch. After that an unpredicted decision came from the third umpire and said not out.

KXIP’s skipper KL Rahul started the conversation with head coach Anil Kumble and the umpires. Rahul was preparing for going to the 4th umpires room. At the end Ruturaj Gaikwad’s fantastic performance wins the match. He has a hat trick of fifties in 3 matches. CSK won this match by 9 wickets. The journey of KXIP in the playoffs now ended.