World Cup 2019 is under the spotlight and for the wrong reasons!
Two big controversies making the headlines are — the poor display of umpiring during the 11th match of the World Cup played between Australia and West Indies and second, Dhoni's Army insignia row.
Chasing a target of 289 runs, West Indies faced a 15-run defeat at the hands of Australia on Thursday. Umpires Chris Gaffaney and Ruchira Palliyaguruge overturned four of their decisions. Apart from that, Gaffaney also missed a front foot no-ball bowled by Mitchell Starc which sent Chris Gayle back to the pavilion.
And the ongoing debate over ICC's request to BCCI seeking the removal of Army insignia from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's gloves has met with sharp reactions from Indian fans.
A deluge of reactions poured in on Twitter backing the best finisher in the world making #DhoniKeepTheGlove the top trend on the micro-blogging website.
And there were users who asked the governing body ICC to focus on bad umpiring than on Dhoni's wicket keeping gloves.
One user wrote: "@ICC first improve the quality of umpiring, even though you have technology or ask Dhoni ,as he is more better umpire then your qualified once.
And do not ask dhoni to remove his gloves, you don't know, 135 crore people are behind him.
#BCCI #DhoniKeepTheGlove #Dhoni"
The other wrote: "ICC should focus on improving umpire standard in World Cup instead of Dhoni gloves... @ICC @cricketworldcup @ICCLive "
Read some reactions below:
(With inputs from agencies)