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Matthew Wade has the mother of all dressing room tantrums after being given out in awful IPL call

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Matthew Wade has the mother of all dressing room tantrums after being given out by an awful call during Indian Premier League match

  • Aussie batsman Matthew Wade spat the dummy after a poor LBW call
  • The 36-Test keeper-batsman has only made 114 runs in eight IPL games
  • Wade is a noted hothead who was fined $6000 in a 2018 Big Bash game 

Australian batsman Matthew Wade has thrown a fit after he was dismissed by a shocking LBW decision in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League match against the Royal Challengers. 

Coming in at number three for the Gujarat Titans, Wade was clipped on the pads off the bowling of Australian T20 teammate Glenn Maxwell and incorrectly given out by the umpire.

Wade was struck on the pads by a Glenn Maxwell delivery and given out in a controversial third umpire review

Wade was struck on the pads by a Glenn Maxwell delivery and given out in a controversial third umpire review

The keeper-batsman sent the call upstairs for review, with the video review clearly showing a deviation in the trajectory of the ball once it travelled past the bat. 

Ultra-edge technology failed to pick up a spike, leaving the decision to common sense – yet third umpire Nitin Menon moved forward to ball tracking and let the on-field ruling stand.

‘Wow! Wow, wow, wow,’ former New Zealand cricketer turned commentator Danny Morrison said. 

‘It appeared the ball changed direction there, so I’m not sure what’s happened. The unfortunate nature of it is that he has to disappear. He’ll be frustrated and rightly so, I feel.’  

Wade was fuelled with frustration after a botched LBW decision - leading him to throw his bat when walking into the changerooms

Wade was fuelled with frustration after a botched LBW decision – leading him to throw his bat when walking into the changerooms

Wade, who has scored just 114 runs over eight matches this season, was furious and took his anger out in the change room. 

The 34-year-old threw his helmet to the ground before swinging his bat violently and then hurling it to the floor.

The 36-Test batter came into his second IPL season with strong form, leading Australia to T20 World Cup glory in last year’s campaign. 

It’s not the first time Wade has walked off the field with a hot head.

In 2018’s Big Bash league, the Hobart Hurricanes captain slammed his bat into a chair after being run out for a diamond duck and was fined $6000 for his poor discipline. 

Matthew Wade (left) celebrates with teammate David Warner (right) after winning the 2021 T20 world cup against New Zealand - smacking 41 off 17 in the semi-final against Pakistan to secure Australia's final birth

Matthew Wade (left) celebrates with teammate David Warner (right) after winning the 2021 T20 world cup against New Zealand – smacking 41 off 17 in the semi-final against Pakistan to secure Australia’s final birth

The same summer, Wade gave Sydney Thunder batsman Jos Buttler a fierce send-off after running him out. 

The keeper went face to face with the English power hitter, screaming into his helmet. 

‘I’m not sure he needed to give Buttler a spray,’ former Test star Mark Waugh said in commentary. 

Wade’s Gujarat Titans sit on top of the IPL ladder with 10 wins from 14 matches.

The T20 veteran will feature on May 23 in the first game of the playoffs.  

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