Spidercam is an important part of the broadcasting world. In cricket matches, the it is helpful in giving the fans watching the match on TV different and attractive views of the live action. However, when the batters take the aerial route and try to clear the boundary, it happens sometimes that the ball touches the spidercam.
A similar incident happened during the final match of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League when a ball smashed by Shubman Gill hit on the spidercam cable before landing in fielder Ambati Rayudu’s hands. While the Chennai Super Kings claimed a wicket, the third umpire pointed out that the ball had touched the spidercam cable before Rayudu took the catch. Thus, the ball was declared dead and Shubman Gill received a chance to continue his knock.
While Gill lost his wicket soon after, it would have been a game-changing incident had the Kolkata Knight Riders batter managed to score big and eventually guide his team to the trophy. Luckily for the Chennai Super Kings team, the same did not happen. Gill departed to the dressing room after breaching the 50-run mark.
None of the other Kolkata Knight Riders batters could make an impact. The likes of Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan and Rahul Tripathi failed to score big, and eventually, it resulted in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ defeat.
How Twitter reacted to the Spidercam incident in IPL 2021 final
The Shubman Gill incident was one of the biggest talking points from the match, and here are the top Twitter reactions to that incident from the final match of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League featuring the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings.
— Ves (@Ves84442098) October 15, 2021Advertisement
Spidercam, spidercam, ruining another T20 game.— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) October 15, 2021
Spidercam spidercam tune churaya mere Gill ka chain— Sonali (@samtanisonali1) October 15, 2021
KKR fans looking for the spidercam every wicket 😂#IPLFinal— The Cricket Podcast (@TheCricketPod) October 15, 2021
Remove Spidercam bring on drones#IPL2021Final— Abir Bhattacharya (@IamAbir82) October 15, 2021
Dead ball on a catch 🙂— Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy) October 15, 2021