During the one-off T20 international played between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, a huge blunder was made at the toss.
Former Indian cricketer Murali Karthik was there to conduct the toss with both the team captains- Upul Tharanga and Virat Kohli, and with the Match Referee Andy Pycroft. The host skipper spun the coin and Virat sticking to his preferred side, called heads.
The Match Referee said it was ‘tails’ and that India has won the toss. Karthik heard India and took over stating that it was heads and asked Virat what he wanted to do. Pycroft did make an attempt to say something but the camera moved on to Virat and Karthik who were discussing how the game would roll out thereafter.
The Match Referee made a huge mistake, he read tails there and declared that the Indian captain had won the toss. The question arises that why after being the highest authority in the match, Pycroft didn’t correct the presenter Karthik there and award the toss to the Sri Lankan skipper?
Here’s the video of the toss: