WATCH: Kumar Sangakkara loses calm as TV umpire rules Travis Head ‘Not Out’ despite bat in the air | SRH vs RR, IPL 2024

May 3, 2024

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A controversial umpiring decision sparked a heated exchange during Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) IPL 2024 encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Travis Head Gets a Lifeline

The drama unfolded in the 15th over of the SRH innings. Facing a delivery from Avesh Khan outside off-stump, opening batter Travis Head attempted a risky shot, shuffling across and losing his balance in the process. Sanju Samson, behind the stumps, whipped the ball towards the wickets. Replays showed inconclusive evidence, with the on-field umpire referring the decision to the third Umpire Rohan Pandit. After a lengthy review, the TV Umpire ruled Head “Not Out,” leaving the Rajasthan Royals camp fuming.

Kumar Sangakkara Seeks Answers

The decision clearly upset the Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara. He was seen engaged in a heated conversation with the fourth umpire, clearly expressing his disapproval of the call. While the specifics of the conversation were not made public, Sangakkara’s body language indicated strong disagreement with the TV Umpire’s verdict.

Kumar Sangakkara argues with fourth umpire after the controversially adjudged not out 😱

A rare sight of Kumar Sangakkara losing the cool 🤯#SRHvsRR #RRvsSRH #IPL2024 #SRHvRR #RRvSRH

— Fourth Umpire (@UmpireFourth) May 2, 2024

Despite the controversial reprieve, Head’s stay at the crease proved short-lived. He was dismissed on the very next delivery, caught plumb in front by Avesh. While the dismissal offered some consolation to the Royals, the earlier ruling continued to be a talking point.

Also WATCH: Bhuvneshwar Kumar outfoxes Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson for ducks; Kavya Maran celebrates | IPL 2024, SRH vs RR

Here’s the video:

It didn’t matter in the end 🤷‍♂#SRHvRR #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinema

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 2, 2024

SRH beat RR by 1 run

The match concluded with SRH posting a total of 201/3, thanks to significant contributions from Nitish Kumar Reddy, who scored an unbeaten 76, and Travis Head’s 58. Avesh Khan emerged as a key performer for the Royals, taking 2 wickets for 39 runs.

Rajasthan made a spirited chase but fell agonizingly short, ending their innings at 200/7. Riyan Parag was the top scorer with 77 runs, supported by Yashasvi Jaiswal with 67. Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a pivotal role for Hyderabad, picking up 3 wickets for 41 runs.

Also READ: Twitter reactions – Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds nerves to seal a one-run win for SRH over RR | IPL 2024

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