Watch: Kieran Pollard makes a banter on the field after he puts Umpire’s hat on Rayad Emrit’s head for arguing with the officials in a GT20 match.
The second season of the Global T20 match in Canada has reached its climax, but the final phase of the tournament got dramatic when a match between Winnipeg Hawks and Toronto Nationals got exciting a rift in a high-scoring match.
Although, the match ended through a DLS system, making the Hawks win the match over the Toronto Nationals to see themselves in the final of the tournament.
However, the match made headlines for the drama happened during the 16th over of the second innings in the match. Kieran Pollard was bowling, while JP Duminy and Rayad Emrit were on the crease.
Winnipeg Hawks needed 77 runs off last five overs and the batsmen in the middle, Emrit and Duminy, had churned out 15 runs off just four balls to bring down the equation. Pollard was visibly frustrated and bowled a bouncer at the former which went way over the batsman.
The umpires called it a wide, but later Pollard did not stop over here and delivered a slow bouncer, which struck Emrit’s head. Interestingly, the umpires refused to call it the second bouncer for the over and Rayad Emrit, understandably, asked the umpires in an agitated manner about the same.
In response, Pollard did not show calm towards Hawk’s skipper and tried to make fun of Emrit by removing the Umpire’s hat from the match official’s head, and putting it on Emrit’s head, and stating in an agitated manner that Emrit should be officiating the game.
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Emrit wasn’t impressed with this as well and after duly removing the hat later, Pollard took the opposition skipper aside and had a chat with him. Meanwhile, on the other side, Yuvraj Singh and Duminy had a little laugh and chat over the incident.
In a while, the play resumed after a high ending drama. and Pollard ended up conceding 22 runs in the 16th over which turned the game in the Hawks’ favour. Later Winnipeg Hawks won the match by two runs.