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WATCH: C Shamsuddin’s decision creates confusion over Rishabh Pant’s dismissal in Mumbai ODI

Dixit Bhargav

WATCH: C Shamsuddin's decision creates confusion over Rishabh Pant's dismissal in Mumbai ODI

Shamsuddin’s decision creates confusion over Rishabh Pant’s dismissal: The umpire took some time before ruling the Indian wicket-keeper out.

During the first ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Mumbai, umpire C Shamshuddin taking some time before ruling India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant out caused a bit of confusion with respect to the decision.

It all happened on the second delivery of the 44th over when Pant’s attempt to pull a short delivery from Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins saw him top-edging the ball on to his helmet before the ball lobbing off to Ashton Turner at point.

With the ball lobbing off Pant’s helmet, it was unclear in the first go if it had hit the bat or not. Shamshuddin not raising his finger initially in addition to the Indian batsmen running a single gave the message contrary to the dismissal.

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However, it was at this point in time that the umpire eventually raised his finger. Perhaps, the umpire expected Pant to walk after edging the ball and the southpaw expected the umpire to raise his finger which gave rise to a delay in the decision.

With the right decision being made at the end, there was no ill will on the part of any team. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 32nd over, Pant scored 28 (33) with the help of two fours and a six.

Having scored 74 (91) with the help of nine fours and a six, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was the pick of the Indian batsmen who were bundled out for 255 in 49.1 overs after being put in to bat by Australia captain Aaron Finch. With bowling figures of 10-0-56-3, Australia spearhead Mitchell Starc was their highest wicket-taker.

Shamsuddin’s decision creates confusion over Rishabh Pant’s dismissal

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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