Australia’s domestic T20 tournament BBL (Big Bash League) is going on well. The series has managed to stay in news for the interesting hands that keep on happening and go hand in hand with cricket.
Something happened recently again due to which the cricketer Alex Ross become the first player in BBL history to be given “obstructing the field” out.
It was a match between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes on 10th Jan. Tymal Mills from the Hobart side was bowling the 17th over. As he delivered a short ball the Brisbane Heat batsman Alex Ross played a pull to deep midwicket. He successfully completed the first run but while scoring the 2nd run things went haywire and as he tried to make the ground he crossed the pitch and this was wrongly judged as obstructing the field by the on-field umpires.
For those who don’t know, obstructing the field is a situation when the batsman deliberately comes in the path of the throw to save himself from runout.
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— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 10, 2018
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Like everyone, even Twitterati was shocked by the wrong judgement of umpires and criticised the action. Take a look at some reactions-
And it is very very embarrassing!! Absolutely shocking!!
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) January 10, 2018
worst decision in history!!!??
— Rodney Bird (@Birdos_82) January 10, 2018
Absolute joke, did the 3rd upmire have money on the Hurricanes? #BBL07
— Dave (@chef09876) January 10, 2018
Disgraceful decision. Add that to the list of poor umpring decisions in #BBL07 He didn’t even get in between the ball and the stumps!
— Hugh Logan (@Hugh88) January 10, 2018
That was not intentional. So wrong to call it a obstruction. Not a good way to start your judgement on obstructing the fields.
— M.RAVINDRA REDDY (@Ravindra1996) January 10, 2018
That throw is going nowhere near the ‘keeper – how can that be out?! #bbl07
— Adam Minns (@Minnsy1984) January 10, 2018
Terrible decision. But the standard of umpiring during the BBL has been pathetic.
— Ian Easy E (@DrEasy1927) January 10, 2018
This stinks of match fixing. This is the third match this season I’m worried was influenced by match fixing now. Disgraceful the umpire should be stood down regardless for inexcusable decision making
— Oliver Gill (@capitao85) January 10, 2018
What third empire was smoking. Is this match was fixed??
— SShaikh (@12shaikh) January 10, 2018
@BBL you need to investigate the umpiring tonight. ???
— Darren (@Sharks_1985) January 10, 2018
What are your thoughts on it?