Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) faced off in a crucial IPL match in Dubai on Tuesday. In this match, a shocking incident took place which caught the eye of cricket fans. A ball in this match is clearly wide. As the umpire was about to raise the ball wide, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's eyes widened and the umpire lowered his hand. Opposition captain David Warner was also shocked to see such an incident. Criticism of umpiring in the IPL started soon after this incident.
Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad faced off in a crucial IPL match in Dubai on Tuesday. Sunrisers Hyderabad needed 27 runs in the last over to win that match. Shardul Tagore, one of Chennai's best bowlers, came to bowl in the crucial 19th over. Rashid Khan picked up two runs off his first ball. Shardul Tagore bowled the second ball far out of the stumps, giving the umpire wide as usual.
Then Shardul Tagore made the ball far out of the fer of stump. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the wicketkeeper and captain of Chennai Super Kings, looked at the umpire in such a way that the umpire was impressed and field umpire Paul Rafael changed his mind after looking at Dhoni.
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The umpire's decision has caused a storm of criticism in the cricket arena. Many have questioned how an umpire can change his mind under the influence of a cricketer. Even Hyderabad captain David Warner, who was sitting in the dug-out, was surprised to see the umpire's actions.