IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH | Twitter reacts to TV umpire’s absurd time wasting despite impact as umpire’s call

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In the era of fast-tracking development, time is one thing that people value more than anything else. However, IPL’s TV umpires seem to be not aware of it as watching full replay despite the impact of the ball on the umpire’s call after on-field’s not-out decision did not make any sense at all.

Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been massively criticised because of the teams’ taking a lot of time to finish an innings. Even after the officials’ warnings to captains on numerous occasions in the past, the situation appears to be not improving at all in the ongoing edition. And now, to make matters worse, umpires seem to have joined the club as well on Friday when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hosted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Chepauk.

It was the third ball of the 16th over of CSK’s innings bowled by Mayank Dagar, which Ambati Rayudu tried to loft it down the ground after coming down the track. But Dagar was aware of Rayudu’s intention, and bowled the delivery short, leading Rayudu to offer his pad to tackle the ball. Then, Dagar, as well as the rest of the SRH players, went for a massive LBW appeal, but the on-field umpire did not raise his finger, mainly because Rayudu was way ahead of the crease when the ball hit his pads.

The replay showed the distance was alright, but the impact of the ball was an umpire’s call as the impact was not inside the lines. Usually, TV umpires stop the replay at that point, as there is no chance to overturn the decision. Yet, Nitin Menon decided to watch the full replay, which showed the ball would hit the off stump. However, it did not change anything as expected, and the Twitterati were furious to see even officials are nowadays stepping up for unnecessary time wasting.

Wasting time at its peak in this IPL season!

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Don't know!

He looks uncomfortable there!

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He looks like struggling witht the bat!

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