LSG vs MI: Watch: Third referee’s controversial decision forces ‘disgruntled’ Ayush Badoni to leave the field

Ayush Badoni run-out

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batsman Ayush Badoni, 24, was controversially declared run-out by the third umpire in the 48th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) against the Mumbai Indians (MI). led by Hardik Pandya on Tuesday. , April 30, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Ayush Badoni came to bat at number 7 for Lucknow Super Giants after KL Rahul & Co. found themselves in a bit of trouble during the chase against Mumbai Indians.

Number 7 has been the best position for Ayush Badoni to bat as he has had a lot of success at that spot. The Lucknow Super Giants coaching staff and players would have expected Ayush Badoni to finish the match for the team as the target was small and not too many runs were required when he walked through the middle.

The batsman also looked confident when he came to bat as he hit a brilliant four to put pressure on the Mumbai Indians bowlers. However, Ayush Badoni’s innings only lasted 6 balls as the third umpire controversially declared him exhausted.

On the first ball of the 19th over, Hardik Pandya bowled a short delivery outside off stump to Ayush Badoni and the LSG batsman played it towards deep cover point to take off for a single. He ran back for the second over, but the fielder fired a quick shot to Ishan Kishan, who got the bails in the second over.

It looked like Ayush Badoni had reached the crease before the bails were moved. However, the third umpire, KN Ananthapadmanabhan, after watching the replays, concluded that Ayush Badoni did not put his bat down at any point and despite being inside the crease, he was declared out because his bat was in the air. Ayush Badoni was not happy after he was sent off for 6 and there was a small moment of chaos on the LSG bench, plus coach Justin Langer and captain KL Rahul seemed disappointed with the decision.

Irfan Pathan angry at referee’s terrible decision

Former Indian national cricket team all-rounder Irfan Pathan was left furious by the third umpire’s decision and called it terrible while writing on his official X. “What a terrible decision by the third referee to exhaust,” he stated.

In the end, Lucknow Super Giants successfully chased down the target to win the match by 4 wickets. Speaking after the match, LSG head coach Justin Langer expressed his happiness over the win against Mumbai Indians and revealed that they were bitterly disappointed after the last game’s defeat. Notably, the Lucknow Super Giants faced a 7-wicket hammering at the hands of the Rajasthan Royals as they allowed the Royals to chase down 197 comprehensively.

“That’s a smile, we were very disappointed with our last match. So to be able to fight against the Mumbai Indians and get the points, it’s definitely a smile. What I’m learning in this competition is that every match is difficult and every match en “We are delighted to get the points,” he said.

While talking about the bowling performance of Lucknow Super Giants, Justin Langer said that they did an outstanding job in the match. He elaborated:

“It was extraordinary, I thought we had all the bases covered. You are always looking for wickets in the powerplay. When you do that, you are always ahead of the game. It is the first time, apart from Bangalore at the beginning of the tournament, that I took those first wickets and that prepared us very well.”

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