RP Singh refuses to bowl in T10 League: Former India pacer was seen protesting to an umpiring error in the T10 League.
During the 13th match of the second season of the T10 League between Bengal Tigers and Pakhtoons at Sharjah, former India pacer Rudra Pratap Singh was seen at odds with an umpiring decision so much so that they he refused to complete his over.
It was only after Pakhtoons’ captain Shahid Afridi had an extended chat with the umpire that he went upstairs and Singh bowlers subsequently.
The incident happened in the first over of the Tigers’ innings after Afridi won the toss and put them in to bat. On the penultimate delivery of the over, both Tigers’ opening batsman Sunil Narine and Pakhtoon’s wicket-keeper Shafiqullah missed a delivery.
As a result, Narine and Jason Roy tried running a bye. It was at this point in time that the wicket-keeper’s throw hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end. While Singh appealed, the umpire didn’t refer the decision to the TV umpire. Seemed to be furious at this, Singh handed the ball back to the umpire and refused to bowl.
After the replays confirmed that Narine’s was inside the crease despite his feet being in the air did Singh complete his last over. Watch the full video below:
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With bowling figures of 2-0-14-2, Singh was the pick of the bowlers for his team. Chasing a target of 94 runs in 10 overs, Pakhtoons won the match by seven wickets with 15 balls remaining. Pakhtoons’ opening batsman Andre Fletcher top-scored for his team, scoring 47 (18) with the help of three fours and five sixes.
Having last played for India during their disastrous tour of England in 2011, Singh retired from international cricket in earlier this year.
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