The thrilling tie between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday became a topic of discussion after on-field umpires failed to spot Lasith Malinga’s no-ball. The delivery, which was the final delivery of the game, could have changed the result of the match as RCB lost by just six runs to MI in the end.
RCB needed six runs off the last ball to take the match to a super over. Shivam Dube could only score one run and MI won by 6 runs. However, the replays later showed the delivery was a no-ball and on-field umpire missed to spot that. Many cricketers came out with their responses on the umpiring error which costed RCB the match. While some called it poor umpiring, others urged for better use to technology to spot no-balls. Here are comments of some the cricketers and experts.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli also criticised umpires for their poor decision saying that they should have been more careful at the moment. MI captain Rohit Sharma said that such mistakes by umpires are not good for the game because such moments are game changers.