Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), led by KL Rahul, tried their best to win their first game played against Delhi Capitals (DC). The match was suspected to be on KXIP’s side but after a blunder was made by the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon, the things get out of their hands and went to Shreyas Iyer’s DC.
In the 19th over, that was bowled by Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan faced a ball that struck as his bad luck. He completed his first run and his bat was clearly inside the crease. There were no technical errors as he was not out but the on-field umpire gave it as a short-run. It was disappointing for the side and the tables were totally turned for KXIP.
As a consequence, they have appealed against the short-run but are less likely to get subjected to any outcome. One of the rules of the IPL says that once the umpire has given his decision, it cannot be objected or altered. Notably, the situation was worth grabbing attention as many critics, former players, fans, have occupied the social media making the scenario trending.
Kings XI Punjab appeal against short-run after losing to Delhi Capitals
“We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one run could cost us a playoff berth,” KXIP CEO Satish Menon said, as quoted by Outlook. “A loss of a game is a loss of a game. It is unfair. Hope the rules are reviewed so that there is no margin for human error,” he added.
According to rule 2.12 of IPL:
“An umpire may alter any decision provided that such alteration is made promptly. This apart, an umpire”s decision, once made, is final.”