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Suryakumar’s Match-Winning Catch in T20 World Cup Final Sparks Controversy

Suryakumar Yadav’s game-winning catch in the T20 World Cup final stirred up a lot of controversies after India clinched a narrow seven-run victory over South Africa.

The dramatic moment occurred in the last over at Kensington Oval in Barbados. David Miller, playing a crucial role for South Africa, hit what looked like a sure six off Hardik Pandya’s delivery. However, Yadav made a stunning catch right at the boundary to secure the win for India.

The catch was reviewed by the third umpire, Richard Kettleborough, who ruled it legal. Despite this, many fans took to social media to argue that Yadav’s shoe had touched the boundary ropes, which would have nullified the catch and given Miller the six runs.

Additionally, there were claims that the boundary ropes were not in their proper position during the play. According to the ICC rules, if the boundary cushion is disturbed, the boundary should be considered where the cushion was originally placed, not necessarily the white line that marks it.

These points led to heated debates about the legitimacy of Yadav’s catch and India’s victory.

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