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The TV replays showed that Ball had gone to Allie Pope standing at short leg, looking at the gloves of Rahane. The third umpire did not check it.
Umpiring was the target in the second Test being played between India and England in Chennai. During the Test, 2 such decisions were taken, on which social media users and former cricketers have objected. TV umpire Anil Chaudhary first gave Rohit Sharma a not out on the stumps. Again, making a big mistake against Ajinkya Rahane did not check the catch on the Decision Review System (DRS). Later, the TV umpire had to return the review to England when the mistake was revealed.
Stump appeal against Rohit in 71st over
In fact, in the 71st over of England’s innings, English wicketkeeper Ben Fox appealed the stumps against Rohit at the ball of Jack Leach. The field umpire referred him to TV umpire Anil Chaudhary. The replays showed that Rohit’s leg was on the crease line.
Whereas, according to the rule, some part of the foot should be inside the line. The umpire gave India the benefit of not giving out. At the same time, former cricketer Ashish Nehra told him out during the commentary.
Root took DRS against Rahane
4 overs later, in the 75th over, Jack Leach was bowling. Whereas, Rahane was present on strike. Leach’s ball went to the fielder standing at short leg on Rahane’s body. English captain Joe Root then appealed against Rahane. Which was rejected by the field umpire Arvind Sharma. Root then took DRS.
Third umpire told Rahane notout on TV screen
In the first review, no part of Rahane’s bat was seen by the ball. In this way the TV umpire turned down the appeal of the catch. After this LBW was also checked. The third umpire also ruled it out due to a pitch outside the ball leg stump. The umpire did not check further and pronounced his decision to notout on the big screen.
Third umpire’s fault caught in TV replays
However, the England team believed that the ball went to Olly Pope standing at short leg after being struck by Rahane’s gloves. It was later confirmed in TV replays. The ball really went from Rahane to Glove and went to the Pope. Root was repeatedly appealing about this, but it could not be opposed after the TV umpire’s decision came.
Commentators expressed displeasure at the umpire’s decision
England captain Root and the rest of the players looked quite upset after being confirmed in the replays. Later he also spoke to umpire Arvind Sharma about this. The TV umpire did not check the ball until the last. The TV umpire later acknowledged his mistake and returned a canceled England review. Mark Butcher and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, sitting in the commentary box, also objected to the umpire’s decision. At the same time, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell also expressed displeasure on social media.
How can a third umpire not look at that?!?! 48
– Glenn Maxwell (@ Gmaxi_32) February 13, 2021
Rahane scored 67 and Rohit scored 161
Rahane was bowled by English spinner Moin Ali in the next over. He scored 67 runs. At the same time, Rohit scored the highest 161 runs. India have scored 300 runs for 6 wickets by the end of the first day’s play. India will have to win 2 out of the next three Tests including this Test.