Umpiring standards discarded to a new low in Mumbai on Wednesday when the Rohit Sharma side Mumbai Indians [MI] took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH] in the IPL [Indian Premier League]. The needy performance of Indian umpires came under the limelight after an embarrassing on-field error from Nitin Menon and CK Nandan, who allowed Hyderabad skipper David Warner to take strike after hitting a boundary off the last delivery of sixth over. Warner glided seamer Jasprit Bumrah's last ball of the sixth over to the third-man fence and then, surprisingly, went on to take strike off the first ball of the next over from Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan.
Neither both umpires observed the batsman's mistake suprisingly TV umpire YC Barde too did not bring it to their notice and David Warner faced the first ball of the seventh over of Hyderbad's innings.
In the last match at this very venue, the same pair of on-field umpires was on duty when two Mumbai Indians batsmen were wrongly given out -- the more glaring being the leg before decision versus home team skipper Rohit Sharma versus Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR].