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KKR vs MI, IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma given out in a controversial fashion by third umpire

Rohit Sharma was involved in a shocking and bizarre dismissal in the game vs KKR, as the third umpire gave his verdict in a hurry.

Kartik Mehindru Edited by: Kartik Mehindru New Delhi Updated on: May 09, 2022 23:00 IST
UltraEdge clearly showed a spike before the ball touched the bat
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Rohit Sharma was involved in a shocking and bizarre dismissal in the game vs KKR, as the third umpire gave his verdict in a hurry.

Rohit Sharma was involved in a shocking and bizarre dismissal in the game vs KKR, as the third umpire gave his verdict in a hurry. 

The dismissal came on the last ball of the first over vs Southee. Rohit was looking to work the ball towards the leg side, but couldn't do so and the ball went back to the keeper. Jackson was sure of the edge and convinced Shreyas Iyer to take the review. 

For starters, it took a really long time for the UltraEdge to come up. When it did, the graph showed a spike before it touched the bat. There was another spike that was on display after the ball had passed the bat.

In a perfect world, the umpire should have taken his time and then made a decision. But the decision came in an instant, and that is what made it bizarre. 

Rohit Sharma was clearly not happy with the way all of this panned out. 

Earlier, lead Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL history to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 165/9 despite fine knocks from Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana here on Monday.

KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer (43 off 24 balls) and Ajinkya Rahane (25 off 24 balls) added 60 runs in just 5.

4 overs after they were put into bat their team failed to capitalise on that promising start.

Nitish Rana blazed his way to a 26-ball 43, with three boundaries and four sixes, but it was Bumrah (5/10), who took five wickets in two overs, to put the brakes on KKR, who suffered a middle-order collapse.

In the 15th over, Bumrah removed Andre Russell (9) and Rana and then clinched three wickets - Sheldon Jackson (5), Pat Cummins (0) and Sunil Narine (0), in the 18th over, a maiden, to bring MI back into the game.

Iyer smashed three boundaries and four sixes, but perished in the sixth over, giving a sitter to Daniel Sams at point, with spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh (2/32) getting his first wicket.

Iyer was brutal on spinner Murugan Ashwin (1/35), hitting him for his first maximum, a pull shot and then hammered a boundary.

The southpaw then walloped his second six over deep mid-wicket, off Daniel Sams (1/26), as KKR raced to 26/0 after three overs.
He then targeted Riley Meredith (0/35), hammering him for boundary and a six, a scoop shot, in the fifth over where KKR amassed 17 runs.

Mumbai bowlers conceded only 23 runs from overs 7-10. Kartikeya cleaned up Rahane, with a full delivery that turned in as the opener was beaten while attempting a reverse-sweep.

After Rahane’s dismissal, Rana upped the ante and launched into Kartikeya, hitting him for two successive sixes, one over long-on.
He then tore into Kieron Pollard, hammering two sixes and a boundary, in the 13th over, where the side got 17 runs.

But then it was Bumrah, who wreaked havoc with the ball and firmly brought MI back into the contest.

(With inputs from PTI)