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Fans flooded social media with reactions as the third umpire gave a controversial not-out to Dinesh Karthik in the IPL 2024 Eliminator. Royal Challengers Bengaluru clashed against Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 22, Wednesday. The match saw RR skipper Sanju Samson winning the toss, who invited the rivals to bat first. The Bengaluru-based franchise who came on the back of a five-match streak, started on a shaky note. 

The Faf du Plessis-led franchise lost opener Virat Kohli and skipper on 33 and 17 runs respectively. RCB’s wicketkeeping batter Dinesh Karthik who came to bat at the seventh spot, survived a controversial dismissal. On the first ball of his innings, Karthik was given a not-out after he opted for an LBW review. However, the review showed a deviation of the bat, but the UltraEdge showed a small spike first when Karthik’s bat hit the pad before the ball. 

Check out Dinesh Karthik's controversial dismissal here:

Needless to say, the decision left several names in the RR camp, including RR coach Kumar Sangakkara unhappy. Not only this, but fans also took to social media to slam the third umpire and the umpiring standards in the tournament. 

Dinesh Karthik got dismissed on 11 runs off 13 deliveries while RCB posted a total of 172 runs off eight wickets.