IPL 10: Another embarrassing error from umpires Menon and Nandan

On-field umpires C. K. Nandan and Nitin Menon allowed Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner take strike after hitting a boundary off the last delivery of sixth over against Mumbai Indians.

David Warner glided Jasprit Bumrah’s last ball of the sixth over to the third-man fence and then, surprisingly, went on to take strike off the first ball of the next over from Mitchell McClenaghan.   -  Vivek Bendre

The poor performance of the Indian umpires came under spotlight after an embarrassing error from on-field umpires C. K. Nandan and Nitin Menon, who allowed Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner take strike after hitting a boundary off the last delivery of sixth over against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 10th edition.

The incident happened when Warner glided Jasprit Bumrah’s last ball of the sixth over to the third-man fence and then, surprisingly, went on to take strike off the first ball of the next over from Mitchell McClenaghan.

Neither Nandan nor Menon noticed the batsman’s mistake and surprisingly TV umpire Y. C. Barde too did not bring it to their notice. Warner went on to faced the first ball of the seventh over.

In the last game at this very venue, the same pair of on-field umpires was on duty when two MI batsmen were wrongly given out — the more glaring being the leg-before decision against home team captain Rohit Sharma against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Sharma remonstrated with umpire Nandan and earned the wrath of the match referee who reprimanded him for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct.