The incident happened in the 10th over of Hyderabad’s innings as the on-field umpires KN Anantha Padmanabhan and Krishnamachari Srinivasan failed to call a waist-high no-ball when the replays clearly indicated that the ball was bowled above the waist of Kane Williamson.
Isuru Udana was bowling the 10th over for RCB and the third ball of his over was bowled above the waist of Williamson. The Hyderabad batsman managed to get the ball to fine-leg for one run, but even he was left in shock when the umpire did not call the no-ball.
Taking to Twitter, Yuvraj wrote: “I honestly can’t believe that was not given a no-ball! Like seriously !!!”
I honestly can’t believe that was not given a no ball ! Like seriously !!!🤷♂️ #RCBvsSRH #IPL2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1604162859000
On the other hand, Jofra Archer also expressed surprise seeing how the umpire did not call the no-ball.
Harbhajan Singh tweeted a video of the particular ball in question and he captioned the post as: “No, this isn’t a no-ball.”
No this isn’t a no ball 🙄🤣🤣🤣 @IPL https://t.co/XcD4Gl0tT1
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1604162923000
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham had a quirky take on the decision and he was seen asking whether there has been a rule change regarding the waist-high no-balls.
“No balls are head high now,” tweeted Neesham.
No balls are head high now???
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) 1604162789000