Fox Sports raises question on Lokesh Rahul’s catch: Lokesh Rahul’s match-winning catch has come under the clouds.
During the fifth day of the first Test match of India’s tour of Australia at Adelaide, India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul grabbed a catch at second slip to dismiss Australia vice-captain Josh Hazlewood.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 120th over when Hazlewood edged a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery to Rahul. Hazlewood ended up scoring 13 (43) with the help of one four in a 32-run 10th wicket partnership along Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Hazlewood, being Australia’s last batsman, meant that his wicket would have put curtains on the match. Having grabbed the catch, Rahul and India celebrated their first Test victory in Australia after a decade.
Neither the umpire nor the batsman questioned the legality of the catch and things continued to move swiftly as they do post a cricket match.
However, Fox Sports took it to their Twitter account to post a video of the catch, asking the question regarding whether the catch was cleanly taken or not.
There shouldn’t have been any apprehension regarding the catch for it was a clean catch. With Fox Sports asking the question, it saw them on the receiving end of a plethora of criticising tweets, all of which advocated for the catch being clean.
Watch the full video below:
Was the final catch clean?
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 10, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below;
As an Aussie and park cricket umpire that one was as clean as a whistle.
— Ryan Hutton (@TheRyhno) December 10, 2018
Disappointing tweet from a lead broadcaster as the team tries hard to change image and perception
— JAMO in SYDNEY (@jamosomerset) December 10, 2018
Great banter going on..I think there is a lot of doubt but I still think India would have won and deserved too.Australia’s use of the review system was woefully bad and this is another example..congrats India..Perth will be great..test cricket = real cricket
— Mark (@MarkD_KL) December 10, 2018
If that’s the best angle you’ve got, I don’t see how you can question it…
— Paul Beard (@paulmackereth) December 10, 2018
That’s clean as a whistle…..#AUSvIND
— Immanuel (@m_immanuel) December 10, 2018
Fine catch. ..no doubt !!!!!
Lol Aussies are now coming up with Pakistan and Bangladesh team excuses
— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) December 10, 2018
Just Aussie excuses !!
— DS Roy (@DJSRoy) December 10, 2018
Yeah bro fingers are underneath the bowl. DNT push it
— Cricket Fan (@cricketfanera) December 10, 2018
It was cleaner than the image of Australian cricket.
— Pun of god (@Punofgod) December 10, 2018
— Topher Sutton (@tophersutton) December 10, 2018
— DrKetan Garje (@imkpgarje) December 10, 2018
Cleaner than the clarke one. So I guess that’s out
— Nikhil (@NykhilChopra) December 10, 2018
— Digesh Chheda (@digesh_123) December 10, 2018
Is the admin from Bangladesh ?
The way Liton Das is still Unbeaten, Hazlewood will also remain Unbeaten till the eternity #AUSvIND
— (@BrutalBatsman) December 10, 2018
Why dont u guys show the other angles to clear the doubts as a clear catch ???@FoxCricket ..why r u guys showing this angle??? It is seen clean grab in the front angle..
— murali (@muralimg89) December 10, 2018