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Cricket is a complex game to understand. Even the most avid followers of the sport are not able to keep up with all the laws of the game. There are many occasions when cricket laws leave the audience confused as to why a certain decision was given. Another such incident from a cricket match has gone viral on social media which has left the fans divided.
In the viral video, a bowler is seen running up and bowling a high full toss to the batter who ends up ducking it. However, the ball begins to loop down midway through the air and ends up hitting the stumps. Seeing the stumps demolished, the bowler begins celebrating with his teammates. However, the umpire put his right hand out to signal the no ball.
Australian journalist Dennis Freedman shared the video on his Twitter account with the caption ‘No ball called. Correct call? I think so.’
Watch the video here:
No ball called. Correct call? I think so. pic.twitter.com/YVVwpQg5zf
— Dennis (@DennisCricket_) October 16, 2022
The video has left the fans divided while some are calling it a no ball, some are calling it an unfair call by the umpire. Under the standard Laws of Cricket (specifically, Law 42.6 and 42.7), it’s a no ball as soon as it passes the batsman(if the batsman is inside the popping crease). Hence, it doesn’t matter that it hit the wicket it’s still a no ball and therefore the batsman cannot be out bowled.
Freedman is a well-known cricket journalist. He’s infamous for his posts and tweets on social media. Dennis is a big fan of the Pakistan cricket team and is often seen making insulting remarks about India and Indian cricketers. He leaves no stone unturned to appease his followers from Pakistan and often crosses the line while talking about Indians.
He trolled former Indian captain Virat Kohli after India’s loss to Pakistan in last year’s 20-20 World Cup match. However, the Tweets didn’t go down well with the cricketing fraternity who lashed out at the journalist. The Tweets were later removed after several accounts reported them.