Lungi Ngidi has called for the use of technology to be introduced in a bid to rule out incorrect and potentially match-defining decisions out in the middle.
The 23-year-old was forced to bowl an extra ball during the 16th over of the second T20I against Australia on Sunday after incorrectly adjudged to have overstepped. The South African changing room was visibly annoyed at the call but nothing was done to reverse the decision before he stepped up and secured a dot ball. The extra run, from the no-ball call, stood though as Australia went in search of their second win in the series.
‘That could change the whole game if that goes against you,’ said Ngidi.
‘From where I was on the field, I saw our change room on their feet and I knew that something must be wrong. The umpires made a call and that’s the way the game works. There was a free hit and I knew I had to try get a dot ball.
‘With the technology part, we would love for that to come in. I think that makes the game fair for everyone.’
The Proteas seamer took 3-41 to help level the series with a 12-run win ahead of Wednesday’s clash at Newlands.