Indian cricketers defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets to 1 in the 16th match of the T20 World Cup 2022. However, there is also less appreciation for the opposing team. Against India, Pakistan batted first and scored 159 runs for the loss of eight wickets. The half-century by Kohli contributed towards India’s victory over Pakistan as they chased the target.
It was a controversial umpiring decision in Pakistan and India’s ICC T20 World Cup match. During the thrilling match in Melbourne, Haris Rauf bowled the 19th over after that India needed to score 16 runs to win. During the fourth ball of the over, Muhammad Nawaz tossed a full toss to Virat Kohli, who hit a six as the umpire signaled a no ball. While India scored not just seven runs but also a free hit that helped in the victory and was easy for blue-shirts. In addition, Babar Azam, a captain of the Pakistan team, was unsatisfied with the umpires’ decision.
The former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg raised questions on the quality of umpiring via social media. He also wrote about why the umpire didn’t look over the ball declared as a no-ball to Muhammad Nawaz.
Why did this ball not get declared dead when Virat Kohli got bowled by the second free shot?