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“It depends on replays and angles”, Sangakkara on Sanju’s controversial dismissal vs DC

While speaking on Sanju Samson’s controversial dismissal against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals head coach Kumara Sangakkara said “It depends on replays and angles”.

The incident occurred during the 16th over of the second inning which Mukesh Kumar bowled. In the fourth delivery of the over, Samson hits the ball with the motive of clearing the boundary rope but Shai Hope made a tight catch at the long-on.

The fielder seemed to have a close call with the boundary rope but later in the review, the third umpire was convinced with enough evidence and revealed his decision in the favour of Delhi Capitals.

However, Sanju Samson was not satisfied with the decision and had a heated exchange with the onfield umpire before leaving the field.

Following the decision, social media erupted with mixed reviews as some brought evidence in support of Sanju Samson while some stood with the decision of the third umpire. Navjot Singh Sidhu is one among the many to come in support of Sanju Samson.

The RR dugout was left heartbroken after the third umpire’s decision as Sanju Samson’s dismissal pulled a well-deserved victory from the Rajasthan Royals.

The 20-run defeat against Delhi Capitals will mark the third defeat of the season for Rajasthan Royals.

While addressing the media during the post-match presentation, the former Sri Lanka captain reveals his view on the decision from the third umpire.

“It depends on replays and angles. Sometimes, you think the foot has touched. It was a difficult one for the third umpire to judge; the game was at a crucial stage, but it happened. We have different perspectives, but at the end of the day, you have to stand by the decision the third umpire has made, even if we have a different opinion on it.

Of course, we will share it with the umpires, but I thought, irrespective of that, we should’ve seen the game at home. Delhi played well,” Sangakkara told the reporters after RR’s defeat.

“Just asking what the procedure was and whether there was any doubt. The on-field umpire will have to go by what the TV umpire says. Players have to abide by it, and there are means of conveying your opinion through direct conversation or the umpire’s report.

We follow protocol; there is a lot of pressure on players and umpires. We try to sort it in the best way we can,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) will play their next match of the season against Chennai Super Kings(CSK) on May 12 in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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