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RCB vs GT: Matthew Wade reprimanded for dressing room outburst at Wankhede

Written by Abhishek Patil

Australia wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade was reprimanded for his stunning outburst after he was adjudged LBW in a contentious call during Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday.

Wade was sure that he under-edged a sweep shot off Glenn Maxwell during the first innings of the crunch match at the Wankhede Stadium. Wade did not think twice as he reviewed the on-field decision after he was given out. However, despite a clear deviation in the ball’s trajectory before it thudded onto the pads, the UltraEdge did not detect it and the TV umpire stayed with the on-field umpire’s call.

Wade was not happy with the decision and he was spotted smashing the chairs in the dressing room by swinging his bat in anger. Wade kept slamming his bat in the dressing room as television cameras captured his angry reaction to the contentious call.

“Mr. Wade admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the IPL said in a statement.

“For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding,” it added.

Wade has struggled to get going in IPL 2022, managing just 114 runs in 8 matches for the Titans despite Hardik Pandya’s men making the playoffs.

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