Twitter exploded after Aussie legend Shane Warne while commentating for Adelaide Strikers versus Brisbane Heat slammed the Big Bash League authorities for not having the Decision Review System. Warne, live on air couldn’t stop himself from going full out on the poor umpiring so far in the tournament as consecutive matches show blunders by the umpires.

Shane Warne Reacts To Poor Call; Fans Go Nuts On Social Media

The debate about the DRS came up when Andrew Tye was denied Usman Khawaja’s priced wicket as Sydney Thunders beat Perth Scorchers. In Wednesday’s game, a wrong decision went in favour of the bowler when Brisbane Heat’s batsman Tom Cooper was handed a leg before wicket dismissal. The replay showed that the tight delivery by Adelaide Strikers’ Danny Briggs can be seen finding the bat. That is before landing on the pads as Cooper attempted a reverse hit.

In fact, the ball only after hitting the bat deflected to the pads. While Riggs and company appealed strongly as the umpire declared the dismissal, Tom Cooper stood in sheer shock. This is the second incident in two matches that has been screaming the need of DRS in the Big Bash League.

Shane Warne, who was in the commentary box at the time of Cooper’s dismissal, started ranting, claiming the need to pull up the standards of Australia’s premier T20 tournament. The former leg spinner who lead Rajasthan Royals to an Indian Premier League victory in 2008, not only criticised the umpiring but pointed fingers at the authorities.

Twitter Exploded After That Reaction By Shane Warne

Warne is one of the former cricketers, experts and analysts who have called for the including of a globally adapted Decision Review System in the league. Earlier it was Warne’s Aussie teammate Adam Gilchrist who had appealed for the same. Players like Glenn Maxwell also expressed sheer disappointment when Andrew Tye was denied the wicket.

Twitter exploded after listening to Shane Warne’s comments. BT Sport was one of the first one’s to issue a reaction. Here’s what they said- Brisbane Heat’s Tom Cooper is given out LBW, despite clearly hitting the ball onto his pads.

A user in reply to BT Sport’s tweet mentioned the ‘trip to Specsavers’.

Some other reactions from fans were as follows:

BBL10 has been great so far, apart from the shocking umpiring. Not the umpires themselves, but that Cricket Australia does not introduce #DRS into #BBL. If money is an issue, give the third umpire authority to make a decision, after reviewing the camera footage.