IPL 2024 MI vs KKR: Pitch-fixing allegations surface again, netizens say ‘Faf Du Plessis exposed him’

Hardik Pandya’s Mumbai Indians suffered their eighth defeat of the IPL 2024 season on Friday as Kolkata Knight Riders beat them by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. However, more than what happened during the match, an incident during the draw ceremony is going viral on social media with some social media users claiming that there was some foul play involved.

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During Friday’s toss, Hardik Pandya tossed the coin while match referee Pankaj Dharmane picked it up before the cameraman could get a good look at the result. When the umpire ruled in favor of captain Hardik Pandya, social media users began suggesting that the toss might have been rigged.

Launching manipulation allegations during IPL 2024:

Notably, this is not the first time such an allegation has come to light in this IPL season. During the last match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Mumbai Indians, social media users accused referee Javagal Srinath of manipulating the coin by turning it sideways while he picked it up.

However, the broadcasters responded firmly to the accusation in subsequent matches, with the cameraman zooming in on each coin toss to ensure there was no room for similar accusations in the future. However, social media users once again became enraged after the referee picked up the coin before the cameras could get a good look at it.

Internet users also allege manipulation:

An Why does this happen only during Mumbai Indians matches?”

Another user wrote, “Whenever the draw happens at Wankhede Stadium against Mumbai Indians, we never see a clear draw in the @IPL @BCCI, it’s really a shame.”

Meanwhile, some users also recalled how Faf Du Plessis first encountered problems with the way the coin was tossed. They wrote: “Faf du Plessis exposed how the coin was tossed to favor MI.”

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Posted: May 4, 2024, 10:35 am IST