For a long time now, the umpiring standards in the matches have been under the scanner. Even during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, there were many occasions that the players were subjected to wrong decisions. The Day 1 of the Ashes 2019 which is currently underway at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. According to the netizens, there were six decisions that went wrong during the day one of the Ashes 2019. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Steve Smith Mocked by Fans During 1st Ashes 2019 Test; England Supporters Spotted Wearing Masks of Him Shedding Tears After Ball-Tampering Fiasco.
Aleem Dar and Joel Wilson are the on-field umpires and it all started off with the wicket of David Warner who was adjudged out by an LBW. The review was not taken. But the chain of wrong decisions went on. This surely did not go down well with Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Aakash Chopra, Mohammad Kaif and the other netizens. Check out their tweets below: David Warner Gets Booed After his Dismissal, Fans Show Sandpaper to the Australian Opener During the 1st Ashes 2019 Test (Watch Video).
And....the quality of umpiring remains consistent. #TheAshes
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 1, 2019
Mark Waugh sounds really annoyed.
Test match bowling , village umpiring and poor batting.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) August 1, 2019
Update ! England are bowling very well. The umpiring has been horrific from ball 1 & so has the reviews process of the right ones from Aust. And the batting has lacked any intent as the Australians have looked nervous, all this equals 119/7 !
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 1, 2019
Not sure what’s worse ... The Batting or the Umpiring ... !!! #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 1, 2019
Be it World Cup or the Ashes, the quality of umpiring only deteriorating further.
The most overlooked aspect of the game #EngvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 1, 2019
Not as crap as the batting and umpiring, clearly!
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) August 1, 2019
Talking about the game, Australia had won the toss and elected to bat. Despite losing early wickets, Steve Smith stood tall and has been battling for the side. The team lost the openers in the first 10 overs. David Warner and Cameron Bancroft departed on two and eight. Usman Khawaja got out on 13, Travis Head on 35. Matthew Wade departed on 1, skipper Tim Paine on 5. For now, the visitors have lost eight wickets with Steve Smith still batting on 66 runs.
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