RCB vs PBKS, IPL 2021: Punjab Kings baffled as 3rd umpire overlooks spike– Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal got a reprieve in the ongoing match against Punjab Kings when the third umpire gave him not out despite there being a spike on the ultra edge. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on InsideSport.co
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RCB vs PBKS, IPL 2021: The incident occurred in the eighth over where Padikkal while reversing got a slight edge on the ball and was given not out. When Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul reviewed, the third umpire chose to stick with the onfield call.
However, Padikkal wasn’t able to make the most of the reprieve as Moises Henriques dismissed him in the 12th over.
RCB vs PBKS, IPL 2021: Styris and PBKS lashes out at decision: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris was clearly not impressed with the third umpire’s decision.
“Sack the 3rd umpire immediately#SelectDugout. What a joke!” Styris tweeted.
Even Punjab Kings were also taken aback by the decision
Sack the 3rd umpire immediately #SelectDugout
What a joke!
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 3, 2021
“Whaaaaaaaaaat? Ultra Edge showed a spike but the third umpire feels otherwise,” Punjab Kings tweeted.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 3, 2021
RCB vs PBKS, IPL 2021: How Twitterati reacted- Netizens also questioned the 3rd umpire’s decision while some talked about Devdutt Paidkkal’s ‘Spirit of Cricket’.
Umpire said, no bat involved 😂😂 what an intilligent umpire. He was thinking gloves touches means notout. Great umpiring. But in this situation Virat,padikkal really miss the “spirit of game” pic.twitter.com/hUNUare6Du
— Basavaraju (@Basavanani95) October 3, 2021
Now, the ball brushed padikkal’s gloves but the 3rd umpire thought that wasn’t a big enough spike to give it out. Padikkal does not walk… No one talks about the spirit of the game here because it’s a young elegant left hand batsman who is rising through the ranks.@prasannalara
— Sai Vasanth G (@SaiVasanthG1) October 3, 2021
Poor decision by 3rd umpire.,the ball had clearly snicked Padikkal’s gloves…think we should have a super review by the match referee??!! Ridiculous 🙄
— Raghu (@raghss07) October 3, 2021
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell firing fifty helped RCB post 164/7 against Punjab Kings.
Opting to bat first, RCB got off to a flying start as skipper Virat Kohli and Padikkal scored 55 runs in the first six overs.
However, Henriques staged the Punjab Kings comeback when he dimissed RCB’s top order. The Australian all-rounder took back to back wickets as he dismissed Kohli and Dan Christian and then came back to remove Padikkal in the 12th over.
Maxwell and AB de Villiers then rebuilt RCB innings as the duo stitched a 73-run stand for the fourth wicket. Maxwell completed his fifty in 29 balls before Sarfaraz Khan ran De Villers out.
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(with inputs from ANI)