We just waited for umpire’s decision: Khaleel Ahmed on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversy

first_imgThe Decision Review System came under major scrutiny on Friday during the second T20 international between India and New Zealand in Auckland.New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell was given out leg before wicket controversially off the bowling of Krunal Pandya in the sixth over of the first innings but replays clearly showed that he had got an inside-edge.Mitchell immediately went for the review after consulting with his captain Kane Williamson, who was batting at the other end.Replays first showed the inside-edge but the snickometer failed to pick up any sound off the nick, showing a flat line despite the ball hitting the bat. The third umpire had no choice but to go with the on-field umpire’s call because there was no conclusive proof even though he could see the ball hitting the bat.Daryl Mitchel got an inside egde? Oh come on! The bat clearly hit the pad. How else would your explain the snicko? #NZvIND @ICC pic.twitter.com/ZgKHLDAmUJFaraz haider (@farazchishti10) February 8, 2019Williamson couldn’t believe what he saw and protested the decision but the on-field umpire Chris Brown had to ask the batsman to leave. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were also seen having a chat, possibly mulling to withdraw their decision but that didn’t happen.India’s stand-in skipper Rohit even had a word with the umpires but there was no way they could have retracted their decision.India pacer Khaleel Ahmed later revealed that they just went with the on-field and third umpires decisions.advertisement”We were just waiting for umpire’s call because we can’t do anything in that decision. Whatever the umpires said we just accepted it,” Khaleel said at the post-match press conference.New Zealand also lost the review and its third wicket for 43 runs on the board by then in the 6th over. It was Krunal’s second wicket in the over after he snared Colin Munro off the second ball.The early wickets dented New Zealand and they eventually managed to post 158 for 8 with Krunal finishing with three wickets while Khaleel bagged a couple.India in reply rode on Rohit’s 50 and Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 40 to reach the target with 7 wickets and 7 balls to spare.Shikhar Dhawan (30) and MS Dhoni (20 not out) also made significant contributions as India registered its first T20I win in New Zealand and levelled the three-match series 1-1 with the decider to be played in Hamilton on February 10 (Sunday).Also Read | Nathan McCullum overwhelmed by Eden Park atmosphere: Felt like I was in IndiaAlso Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s presence helped Rishabh Pant play a solid innings in Auckland T20I: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughinglast_img read more