Sanju Samson Dismissal Row: Broadcasters Zoomed In Picture Provides Another Angle To Controversy. See Pic

Shai Hope completes the catch of Sanju Samson during IPL 2024© X (formerly Twitter)

There has been a major controversy surrounding Shai Hope‘s catch to dismiss Sanju Samson during the IPL 2024 match on Tuesday. Hope was dangerously close to the boundary line when he completed the catch at long-in and the third umpire ruled in DC’s favour. However, the decision left Samson upset who ended up having an argument with the on-field umpires. Replays showed that there was a chance that Hope could have touched the boundary line while taking the catch and the whole incident split opinions among fans and experts. Official broadcasters Jio Cinema provided a zoomed in picture of the catch and it has provided a new angle to the conversation as it shows that Hope did not touch the boundary line.

DC kept their IPL 2024 playoff dreams alive with a crucial victory over RR.

Samson was fined 30 per cent for “breaching the IPL Code of Conduct” following his argument with the umpires. “Sanju Samson, captain, of Rajasthan Royals has been fined 30 per cent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 56 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on May 07, 2024,” an IPL statement said.

“Samson committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. He admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” the statement further read.

RR Director Of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara also opened up about the topic.

“Irrespective of that dismissal, we still should have probably seen that game home,” Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference.

“Losses happen. We had a great run at the start of the season. We bowled brilliantly in this game, especially Ashwin but once you make too many casual mistakes, it becomes very hard. At the end of the day it’s about execution,” he told reporters.

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