New Delhi, Jan 30: Indian umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin came in the line of fire of British media and fans alike after his controversial decisions resulted in England's loss against India in the second T20 international at Nagpur on Sunday (January 29).
Well set Root's dismissal ensured India pacer Jasprit Bumrah pull off a stunning final over to deny the visitors a win.
Earlier, Shamshuddin also dismissed England's appeal for an LBW against Virat Kohli who was then batting at 7 and went on scoring 21.
The TV replays confirmed on both the occasions that Shamshuddin failed to the give the right decision that hurt England badly.
Even England captain Eoin Morgan expressed his frustration over the quality of umpiring after the match and indicated that the team management will give their feedback to the Match Referee.
Morgan didn't hold back about what he thought was a bad decision at a critical juncture.
This is how England fans and British media flayed umpire Shamshuddin for his poor decisions:
The Independent questioned umpiring
This is how a report published in 'The Independent' questioned the umpiring of Shamsuddin.
BBC unhappy with umpire's decision
This is how a BBC report reacted to umpire Shamshuddin's decision.
Joe Root's dismissal shocked fans
This is how another fan reacted to umpire's decision on Joe Root. The replays showed there was an inside edge.
The Daily Mail criticised the umpiring
This is how a report published in the Daily Mail criticised Shamshuddin's poor judgement. The report was also wary of the umpire's presence in the third and decider T20I in Bengaluru.
A fan calls it cheating
For umpire Shamshuddin to give Root but not Kohli earlier is scandalous. His motives need questioning, its blatant cheating, wrote another furious England fan on Twitter.
India should thank umpire, said another fan
So India won the match by 5 runs thanks to umpire Shamshuddin, wrote another England fan on Twitter.
England fan wants DRS in T20Is as well
An England fan wondered why there are no DRS' in T20Is.
Fan shocked at umpire's decision
Another fan was shocked to see Joe Root being given LBW despite a thick edge from the bat.
Fan unhappy with umpire's poor decision
Fan criticised the umpire for denying England Virat Kohli's wicket.
India fans thank umpire Shamshuddin
This is how an Indian fan took a dig at umpire Shamshuddin for helping Men In Blue level series against England.