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Sanity prevails! Broadcaster zooms into coin after unnecessary IPL toss controversy

Sanity prevails! Broadcaster zooms into coin after unnecessary IPL toss controversy

Facing mounting criticism from fans over the coin toss process, the IPL deployed a new tactic during the Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match. The cameraman zoomed in on the coin after Hardik Pandya called tails

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has seen a bizarre turn of events this season, with the seemingly simple coin toss becoming a source of immense controversy. The coin toss in the IPL 2024 match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 18 took center stage, not for the outcome, but for the attempt at transparency that followed weeks of controversy surrounding the officiating.

In a clear shift from previous matches, the cameraman zoomed in on the coin after Hardik Pandya, the MI captain, called tails. This close-up view seemed like a direct response to the criticism the IPL had faced over the fairness of the coin toss process.

Why has toss been the center of controversy in IPL 2024?

The issue began with a viral video from the MI vs RCB match. In the clip, match referee Javagal Srinath was seen picking up the coin after Pandya tossed it. Fans speculated that Srinath might have influenced the toss in favor of MI. This sparked outrage and accusations of potential manipulation by the IPL broadcasters.

However, the situation only became more complex when another video emerged. This clip showed RCB skipper Faf du Plessis seemingly describing the MI vs RCB toss incident to a surprised Pat Cummins, captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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