Umpire ‘man of the match’ after short-run howler Sep 22, 2020 0 611 12345 AFPDubaiFormer India star Virender Sehwag led the criticism on Monday after an umpiring error that may have affected the outcome of an IPL game.Kings XI Punjab lost to Delhi Capitals in a super over on Sunday after the teams were tied at 157 each at the end of the Twenty20 match.But in the 19th over of Punjab’s chase, square-leg umpire Nitin Menon had signalled Chris Jordan for a short run – not grounding his bat inside the crease when running between the wickets.TV replays showed Jordan’s bat was in the crease. But nothing could be done as the third umpire does not the have authority to overturn an on-field call, unless it is referred for review.In the super over, South African quick Kagiso Rabada struck twice to limit Punjab to just two runs, a total that Delhi overhauled in just three balls.As social media erupted over the short-run decision, Sehwag tweeted: “I don’t agree with the man of the match choice. The umpire who gave this short run should have been man of the match.“Short Run nahin tha (It wasn’t a short run). And that was the difference.”Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra posted: “One short that wasn’t. Technology must take over in these cases... What if #KXIP don’t make it to the final four by 2 points??”Umpiring standards also came into question in last year’s IPL, during which India captain Virat Kohli tersely commented: “We are not playing club cricket.”Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore were denied a win when the umpires missed a clear no-ball by the Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga on the final delivery.Kings XI needed 1 run off three balls when they lost in the Super Over. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES 27 Olympics and 17 World C’ship medallists to take stage in Doha Wanda Diamond League this Friday Sep 22, 2020 0 908 ACS International School Doha’s new sports mascot adds competitive bite Sep 22, 2020 0 928 Boxing, mental health coach for Australia’s ‘bubble’ cricketers Sep 22, 2020 0 677 De Villiers hits fifty as RCB trump SRH AFP Dubai South African veteran AB de Villiers struck a brisk half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. De Villiers ..