Watch: Unseen video reveals the real truth behind Samson’s act in dismissing Rohit. Cricket
In-spite of this Mumbai IndiansThrilling win at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday night, what was the 1000th match of cricket Indian Premier League (IPL), against Rajasthan Royals where Tim David chased down the record with a blistering knock that ended with a hat-trick of sixes in the final over, there was outrage among MI fans on social media. The video of his skipper Rohit Sharma’s dismissal went viral all over Twitter with fans Shaming Sanju Samson for a questionable act in dismissal. However, fresh footage from the MI-RR game revealed the real truth behind the dismissal.
Rohit celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday and looked to make it big as he aimed to give Mumbai a perfect start to chase down the target of 213. Chased a target of 213 or more in the tournament.
However, Rohit’s plan backfires as Sandeep Sharma gets the big fish again. It was a finger ball from the fast bowler as Rohit was deceived by its pace. He rocked back and looked to flick it towards the off side, but the ball went past him and hit the top of the bails. Rohit returned after scoring just three runs in five balls.
Moments after the dismissal, footage of that dismissal set the internet on fire, with MI fans calling it “unfair”. According to the video, from the front angle it looked like Bell was hitting the ball, but when Samson’s gloves hit him, he only became unstable, causing him to fall. There was no DRS appeal from Rohit nor was it reviewed by the umpire and hence no other angle was available on Sunday.
However, in a fresh video that went viral on Twitter on Tuesday, it was shown that Samson was not actually involved in any controversial act as alleged by MI fans. In the video, this time from a side angle, it is shown that Samson was actually standing a few meters away from the stumps and had no involvement in removing the bails from his gloves.
Despite the confusion over the dismissal, Mumbai Indians had a memorable win at home. Suryakumar Yadav started the turnaround in Mumbai’s innings with his quickfire 55 before David smashed a 14-ball 45 where he followed it up with three sixes against Jason Holder in the last over.