Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif, who is leading Chhattisgarh in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, while playing a match against Karnataka, took his team out of the field, angry on a decision not going in his favour.
What all happened?
Chhattisgarh Bowler Omkar Verma bowled a perfect delivery to Karnataka’s Mayank Aggarwal, which the batsman allegedly edged straight into the hands of the wicketkeeper. The On-field umpire Vijender Sharma discussed it with the leg side umpire Umesh Dubey and then turned the decision in the batsman’s favour.
The decision by the umpires irked the Chhattisgarh captain, who called for the intervention of the third umpire. When even the third umpire ruled the decision in favour of Mayank Aggarwal, Kaif thought that the decision was biased and eventually took his side out of the field.
Match referee Nitin Goel then intervened afterwards and calmed down Kaif and within minutes, all the players were back in the field. After the match, the hearing took place where Nitin Goel put all the blame on Kaif. Kaif was let go with a warning a deduction in match fees.
In the end, Karnataka won the match by three wickets as Mayank Aggarwal, around whom the whole incident took place, top scored with 66 runs, supported ably by skipper Manish Pandey who scored 34 runs in the match.