T20 World Cup: No-balls and loose balls between Pakistan and India fuel the final controversy
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sunday’s clash between India and Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ended in a dramatic victory for the men in blue.
However, the final over of the match provided a lot of drama due to Mohammad Nawaz’s brilliant shot on a loose ball. Later in the innings, Kohli hit another six in each ball, then ran for three when he was dismissed in the next ball.
The Pakistani players in the stadium and the fans were angry that the bowlers were allowed to leave after Kohli was dismissed on a foul ball. It should be noted that running and returning the ball is legal, according to ICC rules and regulations.
The ball is not dead until it is well placed in the hands of the wicket keeper or the batsman. Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg also criticized the decisions taken by the umpires in matches.
Taking to Twitter, the former batsman wondered why it wasn’t a ‘dead ball when Kohli was bowled free’. Hogg was also unhappy that the umpires did not opt for a no-ball test.