Umpire overturns decision after Shubman Gill abuses him for given out

There was everything including drama and controversies in round four match between Punjab and Delhi in Ranji Trophy 2019-20 at the IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, PCA, Mohali on Friday. Young batsman Shubman Gill lost his cool and went onto abuse the on-field umpire after he was given out wrongly. He also declined to leave the ground and kept abusing the umpire.

It has always a been common scenario that a batsman gets furious in such situations, but it left everyone by surprise after the umpire overturned the decision. But it created more chaos as this time Delhi team walked off the ground in protest delaying the proceedings for a brief while. The match referee had to intervene before the match could be restarted.

Delhi vice-captain Nitish Rana claimed that Gill abused the umpire after given caught behind. The umpire was Paschim Pathak, who just made his Ranji Trophy debut with this game.

However, after all the chaos and getting life back, Gill failed to convert it into a big one. He fell soon after, caught behind off Simarjeet Singh. He made 23 off 41 balls in the end.

According to the latest update, Punjab won the toss and elected to bat first, They have put 127 runs on the board with the loss of three wickets in the first session. Anmolpreet Singh is not out on 13* while Mandeep Singh has scored 22 from 44 balls. Earlier, Gurkeerat Singh Mann played a stunning knock as he scored 65 off just 50 balls including 12 fours. Opener Sanvir Singh departed for a duck and managed to survive only 8 balls.

It was Vikas Mishra, who removed the youngster Gill courtesy of a spectacular delivery. Simarjeet Singh and Suboth Bhati also picked up one wicket each for Delhi.

Meanwhile, Punjab are leading Elite A and B group with 17 points from three matches – winning two. On the other hand, Delhi are languishing at the 11th spot in the group with seven points from three matches with one win and one loss. Before the start of the match, Gill had made 150 runs in three matches with the highest score of 100 at an average of 50.