Watch: Rohit Sharma angrily abuses an umpire after wrongly given out against Punjab Kings
Rohit Sharma is currently leading his troops during the match against Punjab Kings at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The defending champions won 2 games and lost twice in this season. They are fourth in this season's points table. However, it is not fair to judge a team's performance in the initial phase of the tournament.
Punjab Kings ran through troubled waters as they were beaten by three teams this season. Their only victory came against Rajasthan Royals in their opening rubber. Since then, it's been an array of disappointments. Mumbai Indians were crowned the champions in the previous edition whereas Punjab Kings finished sixth in the IPL 2020 points table with 6 wins and 8 defeats.
PBKS captain KL Rahul won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first. Lokesh Rahul brought Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques into the attack. The right-arm seamer started the over positively as he made sure not to bowl any easy balls to the batsmen.
To put it in simple terms, Punjab Kings didn't let the defending champions dominate the game. The Australian conceded 3 runs in the first four deliveries. However, in the fifth delivery, he bowled a tad outside the leg stump which tempted the Mumbai Indians captain to play a shot.
Rohit Sharma not happy with the umpire's decision
Rohit Sharma failed to connect the ball as it went behind the stumps. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul was fully confident that the ball might have hit Rohit's bat. So, he made a loud appeal along with the bowler Moises Henriques. The on-field umpire wasted no time by raising his finger immediately.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma fumed with anger at the on-field umpire after he was wrongly given out against Punjab Kings. The MI captain took the review and the decision was taken upstairs. Upon watching the replay from various angles, it was confirmed that the ball neither hit Rohit's pads nor gloves.
Hence, the third umpire asked the umpire to reverse his decision. Rohit Sharma might have struggled to play shots in the first 20 deliveries but later on, he alone carried the team on his shoulders with a brilliant 63 off 52 balls. His innings included a flurry of 5 fours and 2 sixes as MI posted 131/6 in 20 overs.