Fans on Twitter reacted hilariously after International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the umpires for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 between Pakistan and New Zealand and India and England. They expressed their happiness with Richard Kettleborough not being there for the India game and were confident that Men in Blue will win.
Kumar Dharmasena & Paul Reiffel to be the on-field umpires for the semi-final between India and England
The T20 World Cup 2022 has reached its business end. After weeks full of entertainment, it has all come down to the fours teams in India, Pakistan, England and New Zealand.
Pakistan will have the Black Caps in semi-final 1 on 9th November in Sydney whereas India and England will lock horns with each other in semi-final 2 in Adelaide on 10th November. With the knockout stage of the tournament just a few hours away from now, ICC has announced umpires for both games.
For the game between Pakistan and New Zealand, Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth will be the on-field umpires whereas Richard Kettleborough will be the third umpire. Michael Gough will handle the duties of the fourth umpire and Chris Broad will be the match referee.
Talking about India vs England game, Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Reiffel will be the on-field umpires. Whereas Chris Gaffaney will handle the third umpire duties along with Rod Tucker, who will be the fourth umpire. David Boon will be the match referee.
Fans on Twitter react as ICC announces umpires for India vs England semi-final
As ICC announced umpires for the semi-finals, fans on Twitter reacted hilariously. They expressed their happiness in not having Richard Kettleborough for the India game and said that they now have high chance to win the game. Notably, Kettleborough has been the on-field umpire in every knockout game of ICC tournaments that India has lost since 2014. Here are some of the reactions:
Umpires for India v England Semi-final:
Kumar Dharmasena & Paul Reiffel (On-field)
Chris Gaffaney (Third Umpire)
Rod Tucker (Fourth Umpire)
David Boon (Match Referee)
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 7, 2022
We are saved 🙏 pic.twitter.com/pi4LewhFiv
— Dere (@Der1x_) November 7, 2022
No Kettleborough this time phew…
— ArnavTalksCricket🏏 #🆎17 & #VK18 stan (@Cricket_Arnav) November 7, 2022
Thank God he is not there
Sabse bada panauti India ke liye
Richard Kettleborough pic.twitter.com/ZTHAGomu0l
— Prakhar Patwardhan 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Pprakhar27) November 7, 2022
Thanks god😌 pic.twitter.com/zaHAwcRLxy
— Always viratiyan (@bten37321) November 7, 2022
Kumar Dharmsena 💀 pic.twitter.com/9hktOuxVG5
— Pradip¶🇮🇳 (@Pradip27_) November 7, 2022
No Richard Kettleborough!
— S. | Here for Rohit 🤍 (@pullshotx45) November 7, 2022
We r Already in fina 😭😭l 🙏 Final mein Umpires kon hoga? pic.twitter.com/z4T6qn37l4
— 🅂🄾🅄🄽 🇮🇳 (@Mr_Exotic__) November 7, 2022
No Richard Kettleborough this time 😌 pic.twitter.com/UsV0GNxgi5
— Lucky (@luckpathak55) November 7, 2022
Thank god no Richard pic.twitter.com/JEIRide0Wx
— KIRAN L (@sk1_sunny) November 7, 2022
Thank god richard kettlebrough nhi hai is time semifinal mai 😬
But i'm sure india final mai hogi toh voh hoga udr , humari panoti !
— parthhhh (@Sportify07) November 7, 2022
No Richard Kettleborough 😳
— JC (@JayC1718) November 7, 2022
No Richard Kettlebouragh 🙏🙏
— HARSH (@harshrkgit) November 7, 2022
No Richard kettleborough
Thank God 😌
— Siddhu (@IamSid306) November 7, 2022
Thank God, Richael Cettelberg isn't the umpire in the Semifinal. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
I might have spelt wrong in his name. If anyone knows the correct name please reply me.
— KUMAR SHUBHAM (@KUMARSH13187136) November 7, 2022
Bach gye Richard kettleborough ni h is bar
— kohli 71st 💉 (@Smpider__) November 7, 2022
No Richard kettleborroug baach gaye 😭😭 itni khushi pic.twitter.com/EMgswGEgeC
— Rohit (@rohit_0718) November 7, 2022
No kettleborough, India Winning the Match. 🥳
— Vinod Rathode 🇮🇳 (@vinodrathodev91) November 7, 2022
Bach gaye 😭😊😊 pic.twitter.com/G7P09GRgfB
— LALIT KASHYAP (@DntWorryUCanDo) November 7, 2022
No Richard Kettleborough this time😭 pic.twitter.com/iM0AcsxEgB
— Yatharth 🦁 (@certifiedmsdian) November 7, 2022
Richard Kettleborough ko kidnap karlo, dikhna nahi chahiye world cup khatam hone tak.
— Anup (@BhiseAnup) November 7, 2022
— Karthik9999 (@Karthik041002) November 7, 2022
kettleborough ke shraap se bache hum, aasha karte hai finals mei bhi na aaye🤞
— Ayan_Manoj_1610 (@insane_16_cric) November 7, 2022
Thank God… No Richard Kettleborough this time..
— IND VS PAK FINAL 13TH NOV (@nisarbhaai17) November 7, 2022
Thank god panauti Richard Kettleborough nhi hai.
— vishal sathe (@vishalsathe77) November 7, 2022