Dubai: Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab were face to face in the second match of the 13th season of IPL. In this match, both teams gave tough competition to each other. In this match that went to the super over, Delhi defeated Punjab and registered their first win of the season. For Delhi, Marcus Stoinis performed brilliantly with the ball and bat. He scored 53 runs in 21 balls and also took two wickets. On the other hand, Punjab’s Manik Agarwal played a strong knock of 89 runs from 60 balls. However, his innings failed to win Punjab.
– @Kunal Jha (@ KunalJha908) September 21, 2020
But would Punjab really lose this match? Many such questions are arising on social media. Mayank Agarwal took two runs on the third ball of the 18th over in the match. One of these runs was called short by the umpire and Punjab got only one run on this ball. Due to which Punjab’s team could score 157 runs in response to 157 runs.
– Akshay (@ ak15fx) September 21, 2020
This ‘short run’ has become a cause of controversy on social media. After the match, many pictures and videos of this short run are going viral, which clearly shows that it was not a short run and went wrong during the match with Punjab as this one run could have won them.
I don’t agree with the man of the match choice. The umpire who gave this short run should have been man of the match.
Short Run nahin tha. And that was the difference. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/7u7KKJXCLb
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 20, 2020
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has raised questions on this. Sehwag tweeted and wrote that, I do not agree with the man of the match. The umpire who gave this short run. That umpire should get the man of the match. It was not a short run. This was the difference between Delhi and Punjab in the match. Preity Zinta has also raised questions on this by tweeting.
I traveled enthusiastically during a pandemic, did 6 days of quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one short run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules.This cannot happen every year. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip https://t.co/uNMXFJYfpe
– Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 21, 2020
Explain that in this match, Delhi Capitals scored 157 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs, after which Punjab chased the target but could only score 157 runs. The match reached the super over where the Punjab team gave Delhi a target of just 3 runs. Which Delhi easily completed and named itself.