Celebrities, cricketers and fans lashed out on social media on Friday night at the poor DRS decision and the umpire’s call during the match between Pakistan and South Africa.
Pakistan needed one wicket to win the most crucial game and to stay alive in the World Cup, when Haris Rauf appealed for a LBW (Leg Before Wicket) that was clearly hitting the line of the wicket but the umpire gave it not out. This poor decision made by umpire almost ended all of the hopes of Pakistan to qualify for semi-finals.
Most famous cricket celebrities like Harbhajan Singh, Graeme Smith, also Ayushmann Khurrana and other social media users are lashing out this decision.
Here are some reactions:
Bad umpiring and bad rules cost Pakistan this game.. @ICC should change this rule .. if the ball is hitting the stump that’s out whether umpire gave out or not out doesn’t matter.. otherwise what is the use of technology??? @TheRealPCB vs #SouthAfrica #worldcup— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 27, 2023
Ball hitting the stump is out Harsha simple ! This can happen with indian team tomorrow. ICC need to either stick to tech or umpire call .. there isn’t a need of tech in the game if umpires call is the last call. You can’t have one suggesting out and one saying not out ! Rubbish… https://t.co/IA2DdEGl5v— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 27, 2023
Two calls went against team Pakistan. Wide and LBW. Looks like South Africa got some Luck with solid game this World Cup… #PAKvSA— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 27, 2023
ہمیں ایمپائر بھی اچھا نہیں ملا #PAKvSA— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 27, 2023
Yeh Shamsi out tha bro..— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) October 27, 2023
@MeRayeen out dena chahiye tha umpire ny ghlt kiya out na dy kr worst umpiring— Xhery Arain (@XheryA) October 27, 2023
This will always haunt me.pic.twitter.com/D7Nb1We6Eo— Haroon (@ThisHaroon) October 27, 2023