In the 19th over of Kings XI Punjab's chase, umpire Nitin Menon signalled a short run after Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan had completed a two. However, replays suggested Jordan's bat had gone past the crease. In a game that was eventually tied, that one run proved crucial.
A few, including Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta - in attendance at the venue, wondered if it's time for technology to be used.
I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic,did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What's the point of technology if it cannot be used? It's time @BCCI introduces new rules.This cannot happen every year. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip https://t.co/uNMXFJYfpe— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 21, 2020
One short that wasn't. Technology must take over in these cases.....but that's possible if only the third umpire spotted it in time. What if #KXIP don't make it to the final four by 2 points?? Tight #IPL2020 is likely to be... https://t.co/juCLU375jg— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 20, 2020
Kings XI Punjab went on to lose the game in the Super Over.
This shouldn't happen with the technology available. This was a line call like a no ball, run out or stumping we can't afford to have these errors influencing the outcome of matches in such a competitive tournament. #DCvKXIP https://t.co/lZIpkO73ji— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 21, 2020
With technology available an umpire getting a call wrong, is ridiculous. That wrong call of a short run has robbed @lionsdenkxip the victory. Got to feel for them. But full marks to @DelhiCapitals for hanging on there till the end #DoddaMathu #IPL2020 #DCvKXIP— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) September 20, 2020
What abt that one short run call???? #IPL2020— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 20, 2020
The Super Over shoud not have even happened. That run was definitely not one short. Having said that, Mayank Agarwal should have walked in with KL Rahul in the Super Over and not Pooran #DCvKXIP— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) September 20, 2020
Time for the authorities to look at these closely?
This needs to be clarified before the tournament begins, like the front foot no ball. A clear oversight which I'm sure/hope is corrected moving forward. You would've thought all these areas would've been scrutinised post the World Cup last year!!— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 21, 2020
It was a thrilling game nonetheless.
IPL is a battle of fine margins. Short run, missed no ball ... Bade bade tournaments mein chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain. Credit to Rabada and Stoinis who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat!#DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/xARr6PFNZY— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 20, 2020
A fine 89 off 60 balls from Mayank Agarwal did not result in a win for his team.
Fantastic to see an established young Test batsman play a T20 innings like this. Well done Mayank Agarwal!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 20, 2020
Brilliant game. #marcusstoinis was outstanding with the bat/ball but one will feel for #mayankagarwal what an inning that was. Well done @DelhiCapitals on your first win despite losing #ashwin 's three crucial overs #IPL2020— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 20, 2020
Here's what our readers thought about the decision on the short run.
Well, Super Overs ain't new for Jimmy Neesham.