Mitchell Marsh faced poor refereeing at BBL 10 on Saturday.
During a referee howler, Marsh could only score two points in the game.
Mitchell marsh He lost his temper at the referee on the field after facing a howler of a decision in the Perth Scorchers nine-wicket loss to the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
The Sixers are now in pole position to win back-to-back BBL titles after securing the hosting rights for the grand final at Sydney Cricket Ground, but their victory on Saturday was overshadowed by Marsh swearing in front of the referee.
It happened in the 13th on knocked down by the Sixers left arm spinner Steve o ‘keefe. Marsh, the Scorchers’ all-rounder, was caught on the side of the leg even when there was a huge gap between the bat and the ball. Under constant appeal, the referee raised his finger as Marsh held on in utter disbelief.
“F ** king sh * t arbitrate,” he shouted and left the field.
Here is the video:
🤦♂️🤦♂️ 🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/BM113lceYj
– Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 30, 2021
Marsh’s move also drew a strong reaction from the former Australia international Ricky ponting who was commenting on the air.
“He must be careful, he must keep his emotions under control” said Ponting.
Even versatile England Ben stokes was not impressed with the decision. Stokes, who is currently in India, was watching the game and couldn’t believe what he had seen. Like many others, he also wondered why DRS was not available in the current BBL.
“The DRS is not there to give a bad image of the referees. Why the hell aren’t all competitions using it, it’s frustrating to see something like this happen when it can be so easy to fix ” Stokes tweeted.
DRS isn’t here to make referees look bad
Why the hell aren’t all competitions using it, it’s frustrating to see something like this happen when it can be so easily fixed.
– Ben Stokes (@ benstokes38) January 30, 2021
Earlier, veteran stumper Adam gilchrist also raised concerns about the arbitrage level at BBL 10.