Technology has played a major role in changing how we see modern day cricket. The inclusion of DRS, Ball Tracking, Snicko etc has transformed the viewing experience. But all these new technologies are ultimately used by the human beings and humans are bound to make errors. Being in the 10th edition of IPL, there were many expectations even before it started. It was always going to be special. The tournament witnessed eight opening ceremonies in total. IPL promises to be full of entertainment and this season was no different. The tournament has already witnessed hat-tricks, big hundreds and fierce rivalries. But it has also witnessed many umpiring blunders and unbelievable howlers. Such howlers are not witnessed for the first time in IPL tournament, but the frequency of these blunders is much more in this season as compared to the previous tournaments. Let us have a look at some of the worst umpiring blunders from this season’s IPL.
When Manan Vohra was declared not out off Mohammad Nabi’s bowling in SRH v/s KXIP match
In his innings against SRH, Vohra should have been dismissed when he was on 32 when Nabi’s ball hit him on the pads in front of off stump. It looked that the ball would go on to hit the middle stump. But Anil Dandekar, who was the umpire in the match, dismissed the bowler’s appeal by suggesting that there had been an inside edge. The replays showed there wasn’t any, and Vohra went on to score 95 off 50 balls in that match.