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Did Umpiring Error Cost Dhoni His Wicket?

New Delhi: After the Indian high order collapsed in opposition to New Zealand within the World Cup semifinal on the Outdated Trafford on Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni who stored their aspect in hunt as India chased 240 runs for victory.

Quickly after Jadeja (77) fell after including 116 runs for the seventh wicket with Dhoni (50), the previous India skipper was caught in need of his crease by Martin Guptill with a superb direct hit within the penultimate over of the match. India finally went down by 18 runs to crash out of the World Cup.

Nonetheless, a video has emerged on Twitter which has sparked a debate over the legality of the supply during which Dhoni fell. As per ICC guidelines, within the third Powerplay, solely 5 fielders are allowed outdoors the 30-yard circle. However earlier than the ball was delivered during which Dhoni was dismissed, a small graphic within the video confirmed that six gamers have been outdoors the ring, resulting in widespread reactions by followers.

Whereas it doesn’t matter if it’s a no-ball in case of a run out, the followers felt that had the umpire referred to as it an unlawful supply, Dhoni wouldn’t have had gone for fast runs as the subsequent supply would have been a free-hit.

Criticising the umpiring requirements, a fan tweeted: “What great Umpiring Skills….The Ball Msd became runout should be given as NoBall…& Dhoni should have played and India have Won….What A Great WC? What a great exhibition of Umpiring skills????”

“Just before MSD got Run-out, six fielders were outside the circle. Don’t know whether it is umpiring fault or GPS error BTW, it was still a runout,” one other fan wrote.

“Didn’t know about it, only that it would have involved No ball, and that in No ball, batsman can be out run out. It means team India also did not take note of this rule, who knows under the disappointment of dhoni’s runout, they never raised issue. It amount to to bad umpiring,” tweeted one other fan.

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