first_imgIndian pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was disappointed. The ball, that hit JP Duminy’s pads, looked like it was crashing straight into the middle stump. But umpire Vineet Kulkarni who was officiating in the first T20 between India and South Africa in Dharamsala on October 2 was undeterred. On a few other occasions in the ongoing tour against South Africa, team India was not happy with Kulkarni’s decisions. An agitated Indian team management has now filed a complaint against the umpire, a report published in The Hindu said. The team has cited four decisions, all leg before wicket appeals, to instantiate the point.Also read:  How MS Dhoni lost the first ODI for Team India  Kulkarni also turned down left arm spinner Axar Patel’s  appeal against Duminy, when the visitors needed 96 runs from 48 balls. Notably, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed displeasure at the incompetent umpiring saying, “We did not have quite a few decisions going our way and sometimes these can change the match.  It could have been different if we could have got Duminy out early.” In the first one-day international too, the team was not happy with Kulkarni’s decision to give Shikhar Dhawan out. In spite of  Morne Morkel’s ball, delivered from around the wicket, missing the leg stump, Dhawan made the long walk back. Kulkarni has officiated in 18 one-day internationals and seven T20 matches.last_img read more

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