Shocked and gutted: New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversy

first_imgNew Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi expressed his disappointment at the controversial dismissal of Daryl Mitchell who was given out after a contentious DRS decision during the 2nd T20I between against India in Auckland on Friday.Dary Mitchell had to walk back to the pavilion after he was adjudged LBW in the sixth over of the match off Krunal Pandya’s bowling. The New Zealand batsman, who was just playing his second international game, sought the help of captain and non-striker, Kane Williamson, before opting for a review of the umpire’s on-field decision.Much to the surprise of quite a few, the third umpire adjudged Daryl Mitchell out despite the Hotspot confirming an edge. Even to the naked eye, the ball’s deviation after crossing Mitchell’s bat before it crashed into his pads, was evident.Kane Williamson was in disbelief as the umpire raised his finger once again after the DRS process. India captain Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni were even seen discussing with the two on-field umpires but Mitchell had to eventually walk back on 1.”Shocking. We didn’t really understand what was going on. Most people saw that there was a hotspot on his bat. We’re pretty gutted about it. Gutted because it was just his second game, coming out and having something like that. I have never seen anything like that in international cricket before,” Ish Sodhi told the media after New Zealand’s seven-wicket defeat.New Zealand were reduced to 43 for 3 after Daryl Mitchell’s dismissal. Krunal Pandya, who picked up two wickets in his first over, returned to dismiss Williamson. The left-arm spinner shone as the Black Caps were restricted to 158 after which Rohit Sharma set up India’s eight-wicket win with a quickfire half-century.advertisementWe were waiting for the umpire’s call: Khaleel AhmedReacting the controversial DRS decision, India fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed had said the India players were just waiting to the third umpire’s decision.According to the International Cricket Committee rules, a fielding captain can withdraw his appeal with the permission of the umpire who made the decision and call back the dismissed player. The appeal has to be made before the subsequent ball is delivered.”We were just waiting for umpire’s call because we can’t do anything in that decision. Whatever the umpires said we just accepted it,” Khaleel said.With the series tied at 1-1, India and New Zealand will head to Hamilton for the decider on Sunday, February 10. Having won the ODI series 4-1, India would want to finish the tour on a high, by clinching their first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand.Also Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s presence helped Rishabh Pant play a solid innings in Auckland T20I: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughingAlso See:last_img read more