Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has taunted the umpiring decisions in the recently concluded tour after Tim Seifert was dismissed controversially after MS Dhoni clipped off the Kiwi opener’s bails in 0.099 seconds. However, while the third umpire was reviewing the stumping call, it felt like a bit of Seifert’s toe was just behind the line. But the Kiwi opener was given out as the decision wen in favour of Team India and Dhoni.
It was not the first time that the umpiring have come under the scanner after Daryl Mitchell was controversially given LBW by the third umpire despite the hotspot showing a mark in Mitchell’s bat. Both Mitchell and skipper Kane Williamson, who was at the non-striker’s end at that moment, was left stunned by the decision.
Isnt it awesome of our NZ umpires to be continually nice to the visiting Indian team. #backtobackstinkers,” tweeted Styris after the controversial decision.
Whereas, Williamson after the match said that the T20I series was a brilliant advertisement for the shortest format of the game. Williamson further added that they knew Team India would come strong in the series after losing the first match of the series.
“What a brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket. It’s great to get across the line tonight. It was a fairly short series. The first performance (first T20I) was our best, and there were some learnings in the second one. We knew India would come back strong. For it to go to the last couple of balls with the series on the line, it was a great series to be a part of. We go to the ODIs against Bangladesh – we travel, train and play, so that’s the (hectic) nature of international cricket I suppose,” said Williamson in the post-match presentation as he picked up the T20I series trophy.