“How’s that catch clean?” Twitter in disbelief after third referee knocked out Kane Williamson against RR

SRH lost skipper Kane Williamson in the second over of the innings and that too in a very controversial way.

Devdutt Padikkal catch. (Photo source: Disney+Hotstar)

Controversy is at the heart of the ongoing IPL 2022 clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. SRH came out to chase a mammoth 211 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and lost skipper Kane Williamson in the second over of the innings and that too in a very controversial way.

It was a slow delivery from Prasidh Krishna and Williamson had no answers. He shoved the ball forward, but seemed to get a lifeline as wicketkeeper and RR skipper Sanju Samson couldn’t hold onto the catch. However, Devdutt Padikkal, standing on the first slip, was on alert as he made a full dive to collect the ball on the rebound.

The decision was hard to make with the naked eye as the umpire went up on the field. While there was no doubt Williamson would get the ball forward, the catch didn’t look good to many as it looked as if the ball had landed on the grass before Padikkal grabbed it. As the third umpire did not have much time to make his judgment, a not-out decision was at stake.

Kane Williamson’s early departure sharpens RR’s clip during the match

However, contrary to popular opinion, the decision was made in RR’s favor as Williamson walked back in shock. It can be a huge moment in the game as Williamson is one of the best hitters and his IPL record is phenomenal too. Such as SRH After chasing a huge score, Williamson’s early departure is one of the last things they would have wanted.

Here’s the video:

Meanwhile, the New Zealand international left after scoring just two of seven deliveries. Earlier in the game, a clinical strike by the Men in Pink brought RR to 210/6 in their allotted 20 overs. As skipper Sanju Samson turned off rapid fire for half a century, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer made crucial contributions. That is why SRH have to be knocked out to cross the border.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Kane Williamson’s controversial firing:

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