The ICC World Cup 2023 clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka saw a huge controversy when Imam-ul-Haq caught the centurion Kusal Mendis near the boundary rope, and replays showed that the boundary rope had been moved.
Hasan Ali got the better of a well-set Kusal Mendis, who had earlier hit two consecutive sixes before getting dismissed. Mendis was caught out by a precise fuller-length delivery as the ball didn’t meet the bat cleanly, and Imam-ul-Haq, positioned at deep mid-wicket, secured the catch near the boundary line.
A replay revealed that the boundary rope, near where Imam-ul-Haq made the catch, was not in its original position as it should have been. It appeared to have shifted from its designated spot. Whether this was a deliberate act or a result of an unintentional error remains uncertain.
However, this turn of events has led to an uproar among cricket fans on social media. They are expressing their concerns and raising questions about why the match officials didn’t review it. Here are reactions from some of the fans on X [formerly Twitter]: