Bengaluru, Feb 1: Indian umpire Shamshuddin who was under fire for his wrong decisions in the second T20I has stepped down from on-field duty in the series deciding third game between the hosts and England here today (February 1).
Series results, scorecards; Photos; Shamshuddin criticised by British media
Shamshuddin was the designated on-field umpire for the third T20I between India and England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday (Feb 1). Anil Chaudury is the other umpire on the field.
However, Shamshuddin pulled out of the on-field duty and moved to TV umpire role just few hours before the match.
Nitin Menon took Shamshuddin's place. He was originally the third umpire.
Shamshuddin wrongly gave Joe Root out LBW in last game in Nagpur. It was a crucial decision in the final over of the game with England needing 8 to win off 6 balls.
England captain Eoin Morgan expressed his frustration at the umpire error and called it a "hammer blow".
"We have the opportunity to do so before the next game. Feedback on umpiring is given through the match referee. I don't see why we can't have DRS in T20s," Morgan said, indicating that they are set to speak to the match official.
"It proved very costly all things considered a couple of decisions did not go our way. We still should have won the game," Morgan added.
Yesterday Root himself said mistakes do happen from umpires and players.
"I never had any problems with umpires in any game. As a player you can commit mistakes and you can get things wrong, and as an umpire it is exactly the same. It will not be right to signal any man as an umpire," he told reporters on the eve of the third and final T20 match.
Meanwhile, when Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was asked about England's reaction to the umpiring error and the right-arm fast bowler said it was time to "forget and move on".
"We don't really focus much on the decisions given on the field by the umpires. Sometimes, it (the decision) goes in our (India) favour and sometimes it goes in their (England) favour. That happens in cricket. So you got to move on and forget about these things," Bumrah told reporters on Tuesday.