While the 7th game of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) held a lot of fascination for the fans, the charm was dented by the no-ball controversy. Royal Challengers Bangalore needed 7 runs of the last ball against Mumbai Indians as Lasith Malinga delivered a no-ball which went unnoticed by the umpire.
The error witnessed a harsh reaction on the umpiring standards as the unfair call of wide against Jasprit Bumrah was also highlighted. Captain of Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma ended up on the winning side as his team fought extremely well to beat RCB at their home.
While the 31-year old player was proud of his team’s effort, he didn’t forget to raise his concerns on the standard of umpiring. Sharing his views in the post-match presentation ceremony, the hard-hitting batsman added that he was informed about the no-ball after leaving the playing field. Moreover, the Maharashtra born believes that the umpires will have to show more responsibility as such mistakes are never good for the game.