Srinagar: Pakistan team director cum coach Mohammad Hafeez has said that technology in case of Mohammad Rizwan’s controversial dismissal in second Test at MCG vs Australia turned out as curse for Pakistan team.
The controversial dismissal of Rizwan on Friday turned out as deciding factor in the match as Australia went on to claim a win.
Pakistan were in need of less than 100 runs to win 5 wickets in hand when match turned upside down with Mohammad Rizwan’s dismissal.
The crucial moment occurred in the 61st over of Pakistan’s second innings when Pat Cummins appealed for a caught behind against Rizwan. Initially dismissed by the on-field umpire, Cummins opted for a review suspecting a possible glove touch by Rizwan.
Upon review, the third umpire analyzed multiple angles and detected a spike as the ball passed the wrist band, leading to a reversal of the on-field decision.
“I spoke to Rizwan, and I believe he is a very honest person. He told me that the ball did not touch anywhere near the gloves, and there should be conclusive evidence to overturn the decision of the on-field umpire. Based on what I know, the umpire gave it not out, and there was no conclusive evidence for the decision to be overturned. I don’t know what more to say. In this instance, the technology turned out to be a curse rather than something helpful,” Mohammad Hafeez said in a post match presser.