IPL 2017- SRHvsMI: Umpiring standard hits new low as huge gaffe by Warner goes unnoticed
The umpiring howlers have been a talking point in this Indian Premier League. And it seems it wouldn’t end soon.
However, this time it wasn’t a wrong decision that would have claimed a batsmen’s wicket, but a howler that went unnoticed. Fortunately, it will not have any effect on the result of the game. During the Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad game at Wankhede on Wednesday night, the two umpires failed to notice SRH captain and opener David Warner, who hit a boundary to MI’s Jasprit Bumrah on the last ball of the sixth over (read end of powerplay), continued to be on strike on the first ball of the next over (read 7.1) against Mitchell McClenaghan.
David Warner smashed four in last ball of 6th Over and Faced the first ball of 7th Over…
The IPL umpiring goes to next level!
— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) April 12, 2017
See the screenshot from DNA’s live blog
Both the on field umpires CK Nandan and Nitin Memon failed to notice the mistake that was committed on the field. The error is all the more funny considering how the game has evolved technologically and still it went unnoticed.