T20 World Cup 2024: Controversial umpiring decision leaves Towhid Hridoy frustrated after Bangladesh’s narrow loss to South Africa

Jun 11, 2024

No tags for this post.
Spread the love

Bangladesh batsman Towhid Hridoy expressed frustration with the umpiring standards following his team’s heartbreaking 4-run defeat to South Africa in the 2024 T20 World Cup match on Monday.

Controversial call of dead ball during Bangladesh’s run-chase

The drama unfolded during a crucial moment in the 17th over of Bangladesh’s chase. Mahmadullah was adjudged LBW by umpire Sam Nogajski, but replays showed the ball had deflected off the pads and rolled to the boundary. While South Africa celebrated prematurely, Mahmadullah successfully reviewed the dismissal.

However, the controversy wasn’t over. Since Nogajski’s call came before the ball reached the boundary, the dead-ball rule applied, denying Bangladesh the four leg-bye runs. This decision proved pivotal as Bangladesh fell short by a mere four runs in a low-scoring encounter.

Also READ: Twitter reactions – Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj shine in South Africa’s thrilling win over Bangladesh in T20 World Cup 2024

Towhid Hridoy unhappy with umpire’s decision

Towhid Hridoy, visibly disappointed, spoke out at the post-match press conference. “To be honest, that was not a good call for us in such a tight match,” he said. “Those four runs could have changed the match scenario.”

Hridoy also highlighted other umpiring inconsistencies, including missed wides that could have benefited Bangladesh.

“They also didn’t give wides which were wides on a few occasions. In this kind of a venue where low-scoring matches are taking place, one or two runs are a big thing. I think those four runs or two wides are close calls and I was given out on umpire’s call and there are room for improvements,” he added.

The controversial call has reignited discussions about accountability in umpiring and the potential impact of human error on close matches. The Bangladesh team will be left wondering what could have been had they been awarded the crucial four runs.

Also WATCH: Taskin Ahmed cleans up Aiden Markram with an unplayable jaffa in SA vs BAN game | T20 World Cup 2024

For latest cricket news & updates, visit CricketTimes.com.

MCW Sports Subscribe
ICC World Cup to kickstart soon! Subscribe to MCW for early exclusive giveaway now!
Atlético de Madrid announces Mega Casino World (MCW) as Official Regional Partner
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
Pretoria Capitals announce Mega Casino World as Principal Partner for Season Two of SA20
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
MCW Sports Joins Gladiators’ Family as Platinum Sponsor for PSL8
MCW Sports - Ambassador
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to our Newsletter