IPL 2020 DC vs KXIP Result: Umpire controversial decision snatches victory from Kings XI Punjab hands

In the 18th over of Kings XI Punjab innings umpire deducted one run from KXIP total due to short run by Jordan. In a video referrel it looked perfect.

By Puneet Hooda, Updated : Sep 21, 2020 01:36 IST
IPL 2020 DC vs KXIP Result: Umpire controversial decision snatches victory from Kings XI Punjab hands
Jordan controversial Short run during DC vs KXIP clash in IPL 2020 (Image Source- Skysports cricket Twitter handle)

IPL 2020 DC vs KXIP Result: The 2nd match of the season between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab might have been won by Delhi Capitals in super over, but the talking point from the match was Jordan Short run in the 18th over. The wrong decision by umpire has snatched victory from Kings XI Punjab hands.

on the third delivery of the 18th over, Rabada bowled a full toss Mayank Aggarwal who sliced it in direction of extra cover breaching the 30 yards circle. Jordan and Agarwal took two runs but Umpire declared the run short and deducted one run form KXIP total, which in the end cost Punjab as the score was tied in the end. If the one run was not deducted from Kings XI Punjab they would have won the game in a limited time only. 

Virender Shewag took Twitter and shared his thought on the incident. He shared the photo of the incident with the caption, " 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. #DCvKXIP". 

The Kings XI Punjab fans looked angry and upset after such an unprofessional decision by the umpires. Time and over again Questions have been raised on the quality of Umpire at such big stages. The technology was introduced to make the work easy for Umpires, but what is the point to have the technology when such clear decisions are taken wrong by the umpires. This once again raises the buried question of the level of Umpiring in the Indian Premier League.