Rohit Sharma’s ‘closed’ dismissal likely to be mentioned in captain’s report

The final ball in the second half of the Mumbai Indians chase and Sandeep Sharma fingered the ball to captain Rohit Sharma. The right-hander didn’t read the variation, made room to go past the offside and put himself in an awkward position. The bails came on as the ball went through the stumps but it remained a 50-50 call as Sanju Samson’s gloves were close to the bails and it’s still unclear if it was the ball kissing the top or contact with Samson’s gloves.

Samson and Sandeep celebrated the big scalp and Rohit made the long way home. On-field referees did not come up to check the dismissal, but replays suggested it was closer than it looked in real time. Did the bullet kiss Samson’s bail or gloves? Social media remains divided over the dismissal which was also discussed in the Mumbai Indians camp following the stunning six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals last night.

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“It was too close. From the front view, it looked very close. Surprised he wasn’t sent back for a second look,” a source from the MI camp told News18 CricketNext.

Umpires these days go upstairs for close calls of equal widths and no balls and the MI camp was a little surprised that no side angles were sought.

“Even wides and balls aren’t being referred these days. Many replays are taken for a tight limit or six calls near the ropes. It would have been safer to take a side angle. Could have dispelled doubts,” the source added.

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The dismissal was not discussed or addressed during the post-match presentation ceremony, but it is reliably learned that it is likely to find mention in the captain’s report by Rohit. Both captains submit a report at the end of each game where they can also address concerns regarding refereeing.

“The dismissal and the fact that no side replays were taken after the dismissal will likely be mentioned in Rohit’s post game report. A captain submits a report after every game where concerns like these can be raised” , a source familiar with the developments told News18 CricketNext.

On his 36th birthday, Rohit was cheaply dismissed for just £3 but his side recorded an emphatic six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the 1000th game of the Indian Premier League. Choosing to beat, Rajasthan Royals, on a brilliant 62-ball 124 from Yashasvi Jaiswal, posted 212/7.

Mumbai didn’t get off to an ideal start, but excellent contributions from Cameron Green (44), Suryakumar Yadav (55) and a 14-ball 45* from Tim David helped them bag two crucial points and climb to the seventh place in the standings. point table.

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MI needed 17 on the last six and David hit three straight sixes against Jason Holder to propel his team home in exciting fashion.

“Very nice to see how we chased that. The last game here too, we got closer to a similar goal. We have the ability but we have to support each other,” Rohit said after the game.

The MI skipper also praised Jaiswal, who was the player of the match, for his brilliant cent which single-handedly propelled RR to the gigantic total.

“I watched him last year, this year he took his game to a new level. I asked him where all that power came from, he said he was spending time in the gym and that he was timing very well. Good for him, good for Indian cricket and good for RR too,” Rohit said.

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