Twitter reactions on Alex Carey appealing for hit-wicket: Twitter was angry with the Australian wicket-keeper for his act.
During the first T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Brisbane, Australian wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey’s gloves hit the stumps, disturbing the bails. Despite that, he ended up appealing for a hit-wicket dismissal for Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul.
Carey’s act didn’t seem to go too well with the Indian fans, most of whom were of the opinion that he did it on purpose in a bid to claim a chance of dismissing Rahul. Once the umpire called for the replays, it was clear that Rahul’s bat was way away from the stumps and that the stumps were disturbed by Carey’s gloves.
It happened on the first ball of the ninth over when Rahul played a cut off Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa.
While Rahul survived this appeal, he couldn’t bat for much long as he was stumped by Carey on the following delivery. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over, Rahul ended up scoring 13 (12) with the help of one four. Watch the full video:
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) November 21, 2018
After being put in to bat first by India, Australia ended up scoring 158-4 in their allotted quota of 17 overs. While the home team looked set to post a total in vicinity of 200, a rain interruption restricted their innings to just 17 overs.
Read some of the angry comments of disappointed Indian fans on the same below:
These Aussies will never learn. F****ing cheats. Alex Carey the biggest idiot among them. Never change Fools.#AUSvIND
— Neel Patel (@NeelPatel189) November 21, 2018
Alex Carey (aussie wkt keeper) fuckin cheat
— Ammar.Abbas (@AmmarAbbas96) November 21, 2018
Bsdk Alex carey , this is langer level cheating. Oh wait.. #AUSvIND
— Bhangari Dada (@Bhangari_dada) November 21, 2018
Alex Carey what a cheat idiot
— . (@AnasMagnificent) November 21, 2018
I’ll await the ‘Did Alex Carey try to cheat?’ clickbait headlines now… #spareme
— Brett McKay (@BMcSport) November 21, 2018
Elite honesty from Alex Carey there #AUSvIND
— Harry Everett (@HarryEverett_14) November 21, 2018
— Sambit Patra (@amateur_ape) November 21, 2018
Alex Carey is a true Australian.
— Michael Collins (@unelectedgov) November 21, 2018
— Adrian Thomas (@a_thomas1958) November 21, 2018
This Alex Carey is dumb he knows he hitted stumps. Aus are always cheaters in the game #AUSvIND
— Lord Voldemort (@Smart_Ladka) November 21, 2018
— Hire (@niranjan_hire) November 21, 2018
So Australia keeper Alex Carey hits the wicket as Rahul was batting n umpire gives it a no ball…Y penalise the bowler for no fault of his! That’s #life n team game 😊
luckily after that incident, of the same bowler Zampa, keeper did manage to stump Rahul#INDvAUS
— amit arora (@amiamigood) November 21, 2018
ALEX CAREY UPHOLDING AUSTRALIA’S ELITE HONESTY #AUSvIND
— Introvert (@BoredCricketFan) November 21, 2018
#AUSvIND Alex Carey you bloody idiot
— Ian Gorton ⭕ (@IanGorton) November 21, 2018
Alex Carey carrying the age old tradition of Aussie keepers of deliberately dismantling the bails and then pretending it happened by batsman’s touch with stumps. This boy will go long. #INDvsAUS
— Dinesh (@dinesh_rjkt) November 21, 2018