Sanjay Manjrekar says “That was inexperience and inexcusable” in IPL 2021. Manjrekar includes the third umpire mistake big time by concluding. Also. Rahul Tripathi had not taken a clean catch of KL Rahul on Friday. There was a huge moment in match number 45 of the IPL 2021. It is between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings in Dubai. Also, things getting extremely tense in the penultimate over. Rahul smashed a ball towards Tripathi at deep midwicket. Knight Riders fielder dash full-length forward and claimed the catch.
Since the fielder’s hands were touching the ground. When the catch was completed, the on-field officials sought the third umpire’s help. After watching numerous replays. Also. the TV umpire finish that the ball had touched the ground and the PBKS captain survived. Reacting to the controversial verdict. Manjrekar suggests that in case of low catches. The third umpire must be given a real-time view of the action as well.
“When it comes to low catches, especially in the deep, the third umpire must insist on having a look at a real-time replay. There was one very good angle that we saw in slow motion but in real-time you get a very good idea of whether that’s a clean catch or not. When you slow it down, the whole thing becomes very grainy and complicated,” Manjrekar said.
“It was a clean catch. No one was left in doubt. That was inexperience and inexcusable in a way at this level when there is so much at stake. For low catches, you have to be given the option of real-time replay and the scenario would have been completely different,” Manjrekar added.
In conclusion, Dale Steyn too had comparable views. Admitting that moderate replays made things seem terrible as distant as the defender was worried. He pointed out that the real-time see gave a much clearer picture.