In one of the inspiring or bizarre incidents, umpire Ananthapadmanabhan is currently umpiring from both the ends in the Ranji Trophy finals between Saurashtra and Bengal.
Since umpire C Shamsuddin is out with injury and the stand-in umpire Piyush Kakkar is not entrusted with important decisions, Ananthapadmanabhan will be the one taking all the decisions.
The third umpire is not used as he is important with DRS calls.
Yesterday, Shamsuddin got injured by the ball which was lobbed towards him after a fall of a wicket. The umpire wasn’t watching the ball and got injured.