Delhi Capitals opener David Warner was unimpressed with the umpire Nitin Menon after an lbw decision against him during the game between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
The left-handed southpaw was given out lbw by the umpire Nitin Menon, but he used the DRS against the decision. However, it turned out to be the umpire’s call as the ball hit the off-stump marginally. It triggered David Warner‘s anger as he kept staring at the umpire Nitin Menon while walking back to the dugout.
Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings were up against each other in the 55th match of the IPL. It was a vital game for the Delhi-based franchise in their quest to reach the playoffs. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings don’t have anything to lose from here, and they are trying to bow out with some pride.
Delhi Capitals’ skipper Rishabh Pant invited the MSD & co. to bat first after winning the toss. However, the Yellow Army came out all guns blazing and took the Capitals to the cleaners.
Riding on Devon Conway’s brilliant knock of 87 runs off 49 deliveries and some vintage finishing from MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings posted a massive total of 208/6 in 20 overs. Chasing such a huge total, Delhi Capitals need a solid start at the top from David Warner and Srikar Bharat.
David Warner stares at the umpire Nitin Menon
Delhi Capitals lost Srikar Bharat early in the innings, and their key to the chase was the left-handed Aussie opener. The dashing southpaw looked solid during his short stay in the middle and was all set to take his team home.
However, on the 2nd delivery of the 5th over, David Warner tried to play a reverse sweep off Maheesh Theekshana. But the batter missed the shot, and the ball hit his left pad.
The umpire Nitin Menon raised his finger after the appeal, but the DRS showed that the umpire’s call was marginal on the off stump. David Warner could not believe his luck and was visibly frustrated with the umpire. He kept staring at the umpire during his long walk back to the pavilion.
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