'Sanju Samson Has Been Robbed': Netizens Slam Umpiring Standards In IPL 2024 After RR Skipper's Contentious Boundary Catch Dismissal During Clash vs DC

'Sanju Samson Has Been Robbed': Netizens Slam Umpiring Standards In IPL 2024 After RR Skipper's Contentious Boundary Catch Dismissal During Clash vs DC

Sanju Samson was controversially given out by the third umpire or a boundary catch by Shai Hope during the DC vs RR IPL 2024 clash.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 05:05 PM IST
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Rajastha Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson's controversial dismissal has become a topic of debate during the IPL 2024 clash against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 7.

Samson was visibly disappointed with the third umpire's call to rule him out caught by Shai Hope. The dismissal took place in the 16th over of the RR's 222-run chase when skipper attempted for a six off Mukesh Kumar's delivery but only to be caught by Hope on the fence.

The on-field umpire decided to sent to third umpire to review whether Sanju Samson's dismissal was legitimate or not. However, the third umpire ruled him out as Shai Hope was cleared of the boundary rope while taking the catch. This left Samson shocked as he argued with the on-field umpire before walking back to the pavilion.

The controversial decision by the third umpire to give Sanju Samson out sparked intense debates over umpiring standards in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Despite having technology, the umpire decisions have always been questions.

Following Sanju Samson's controversial boundary catch by Shai Hope, fans took to social media, especially X (formerly Twitter) and slammed the umpiring standards. Many questioned third umpire's hurried decision to give Samson out without a thorough review while others believe that RR skipper has been robbed by the umpiring error.

Here's Netizens reacted to Sanju Samson's controversial dismissal

Sanju Samson played an incredible captain's innings of 84 off 46 balls, including 8 fours and 6 sixes, at a strike rate of 186.96. His wicket turned tables on Rajasthan Royals as the visitors were in a commanding position. After Samson's dismissal, the visitors failed to chase down the target as they were restricted to 201/7.

Donovan Ferreira (1) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2) were dismissed cheaply while Shubham Dubey gave his best but dismissed for 25. Rovman Powell's wicket gave a sign of relief to Delhi Capitals after Mukesh Kumar dismissed him for 13.

Rajasthan Royals consolidate their spot for playoffs

Even after defeat against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals have already consolidated their berth for the playoffs in the IPL season. Two successive defeat have delayed their qualification for the knockout stage.

Rajasthan Royals will play their next three matches against Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. A win in either of three games will help them qualify for the playoffs.

Rajasthan Royals are currently at the second spot on the points table with eight wins in 11 outings and accumulated 16 points.

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