When MS Dhoni was run out yesterday, everyone knew that it was the final nail in the coffin. Dhoni, who had won many a game from a similar position for over 10 years, was run out by a brilliant throw by Martin Guptill.
However, after the heart-breaking loss to New Zealand, a video of 6 fielders outside the 30-yard circle has been doing rounds on social media.
The reason being, at the stage of the game, only 5 fielders were allowed outside the circle. Which meant that MS Dhoni was dismissed on a no-ball.
Now a no-ball wouldn't cancel out a run out. But people online have been arguing that had Guptill been inside the circle, Dhoni would have never even gone for the double.
Hell, if it was a no-ball Dhoni would have never taken a run, to begin with.
Mind you, the authenticity of the image of 6 fielders outside the circle is still to be verified.
There were 6 fielders outside the 30 yard circle when Dhoni was run out. Shame on Umpires for this level of awareness and that too in World Cup Semi-final 👿👿👿 pic.twitter.com/ocA8xSuNbz— MasterYoda (@PrasidthJ) July 10, 2019
Issue is not the fact that there would anyway have been a run out off a no ball. Had Guptill been the fielder inside the circle Dhoni may not have gone for the 2nd run.— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 10, 2019
Hey @ICC the ball on which #Dhoni was given run out should be a #deadball or a no ball... because 6 players were outside the 30 yard circle and how can the umpire be such careless..👏 pic.twitter.com/2gMSDvkaxc— Harpalsinh Rajput (@Harpals97639592) July 10, 2019
Whatever the case was, nobody can deny that we got to witness one hell of a game!