WATCH : Nitin Menon sparks new controversy as Gill questions Ultraedge usage

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In their home game, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first. Gujarat speedster Umesh Yadav struck early with the new ball, dismissing Quinton de Kock with a top-edge behind square of the wicket.

There was another opportunity to dismiss Devdutt Padikkal in the same over, but a controversial decision by the third umpire denied the wicket.

In the first over’s fifth ball, Umesh delivered a back-of-a-length delivery that skidded back into the left-hander at the middle stump line.

Padikkal misjudged the delivery, playing outside the line and resulting in a thud onto the pad. The on-field decision of Not Out was reviewed by Gill. However, despite the big screen showing a deflection from a side-on angle, the TV umpire did not opt for Ultraedge.

Nitin Menon’s reliance on the naked eye over technology led to questions from Gill, Tewatia, and others surrounding on-field umpire Virender Sharma, sparking discussions on social media.

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