When umpire Kumar Dharmasena signaled six runs off the fourth ball in England’s last over of their World Cup final run chase, there ensued a raging controversy over the validity of his call. England was in dire need of a miracle to win the World Cup and the ball went to a boundary after deflecting off Ben Stokes’ bat.
After one week after the World Cup final, Dharmasena admitted that there was a judgmental error as England were awarded six runs from an overthrow. However, he also said that he will never “regret” the decision, which turned out to be a turning point in the match.
"I agree that there was a judgmental error when I see it on TV replays now. But we did not have the luxury of TV replays at the ground and I will never regret the decision I made. Besides, the ICC praised me for the decision I made at that time,” Dharmasena said.