The umpires have a key role to play in managing the operations of any sport. They make sure that proper rules and regulations are followed, and that the games take place in a fair manner. In a game of cricket, their decisions have had a larger impact on the outcome of the match.
In Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, some of the controversial decisions of the on-field and third umpire umpires proved to be the game-changing moment.
Here are the top 5 worst umpiring calls in IPL 2022:
1. Rohit Sharma’s caught behind dismissal
Match 56 of the 2022 edition between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) witnessed Rohit Sharma getting dismissed on in the 2nd over of Tim Southee. The ball from Southee brushed off the pads of Sharma and was caught by wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson.
KKR immediately took the review, and the ultra-edge displayed a spike even before the ball made a contact with the bat, which was maintained until the ball got past the bat. Hence, the decision was overturned in favor of KKR. After the decision, Sharma was seen as shocked by the decision, and the cricket fraternity had a long debate on weather the MI skipper was out or not.