ICC Asks Fans To 'guess The Bowler', Gets Answers For Umpires Instead

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It was a laughter riot for netizens at the comments section of a post in which ICC asked the fans to identify the player but got unexpected responses from fans

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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It was a laughter riot for netizens at the comments section of a post in which ICC asked the fans to identify the player in the picture but got responses for the officials of the game instead. Posting a blurred picture of Mitchell Starc, ICC asked the fans to 'guess who' the bowler was but it deflected on to trolling the umpires, keeping in mind the run of poor and controversial umpiring during the World Cup and the Ashes. There were more hilarious responses such as 'Inzamam-ul-Haq', 'Sir Jadeja', 'Simon Taufel' 'Ramesh Powar', 'Rakheem Cornwall' and so on but the list of responses listing umpires such as Kumar Dharmasena, Joel Wilson, Aleem Dar who were in the spotlight after giving controversial decisions and a record number of their decisions being overturned by a review in the Ashes. With the most controversial World Cup final stemming from an umpiring error, the umpires are still facing the brunt and so is the governing body, which has not made any significant changes to the existing setup in order to raise the bar and the quality of officiating. 

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ICC's asks netizens to 'Guess Who' 

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Netizens troll umpires instead

A recap of the umpiring debacle

A throw from Black Caps fielder Martin Guptill deflected off Stokes' bat while he was diving to reach his crease to complete the second run and the ball ran off to the boundary in the dying stages of the England run chase. Stokes had attempted to complete two runs and hence the umpire awarded six runs in total after the overthrow. Many former cricketers and analysts have pointed out that England should have been awarded only five runs instead of six, a match-changing effect that would have seen the hosts go down by one run to New Zealand.   The Super Over saw a dramatic last-ball thriller as New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill attempted to chase down the 15-run target set by England but failed to do so after being run-out off the last ball. The tie in the Super Over forced the match-winner to be decided based on the team scoring a higher number of boundaries, leading to England lifting the World Cup trophy as they had scored 24 boundaries as opposed to New Zealand's 17 boundaries.   

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