IPL 2020 : Virender Sehwag tweet on DC-KXIP match creates huge debate, Preity Zinta questions IPL & BCCI’s rules

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The Delhi Capitals victory over KingsXI Punjab in the Sunday outing was a complete heart-stopper but now it has now also become extremely controversial. 
In a thrilling encounter, Delhi Capitals defeated Kings XI Punjab in a super over on Sunday (September 20) at the Dubai International Stadium in UAE. Kings XI will be left to rue their chance as at one stage they needed just 1 run to win off 3 balls in the final over but failed to capitalize and with the scores tied at 157 at the end of the allotted 20 overs, the match proceeded into the super over.

But actually made it controversial – Check what Virender Sehwag has to say.

DC beat KXIP in IPL 2020 : Virender Sehwag tweet creates huge controversy, “Shot Run Nahi Tha”

However, a controversial decision by umpire in the 19th over of Punjab’s run-chase sparked a frenzy on social media with netizens raising questions that should the match have gone into a Super Over at all.

During the 19th over, Rabada’s third ball was played towards the extra cover region by Agarwal for a quick couple. But on-field umpire Nitin Menon decided that the first run was a short one. Replays, however, clearly showed that the run was not short at all. 

“I don’t agree with the man of the match choice . The umpire who gave this short run should have been man of the match. Short Run nahin tha. And that was the difference.” wrote former India cricketer Virender Sehwag. Replays clearly highlighted that it was a blunder by on-field umpire Menon and the batsman had reached his ground, but the umpire decided to deduct one run and it probably cost KXIPP their game.

DC beat KXIP in IPL 2020 : KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta questions BCCI & IPL rules

Menon’s decision did not go down well with Punjab owner Preity Zinta and she literally vented her anger on the social media. 

“I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic,did 6 days of Quarantine and 5 covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time BCCI introduces new rules.This cannot happen every year,” tweeted Zinta.

“I have always believed in being graceful in a win or loss & in the spirit of the game but it’s also important to ask for policy changes that improve the game in the future for everyone. The past has happened and it’s imp to move on. So Looking ahead & being positive as always,” she added.