Virat Kohli walks down the pavilion: The Indian captain was unhappy about the manner in which his all-rounder was dismissed.
During the first ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Chennai, India captain Virat Kohli was unhappy about the manner in which all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was run-out.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 48th over when Jadeja dabbed a Keemo Paul delivery and called for a single. With West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase affecting a direct-hit at the non-striker’s end, umpire Shaun George didn’t appear interested in the appeal.
Just when the following delivery was about to be bowled, the umpire decided to refer the decision to the third-umpire. The confusion was enhanced as replays confirmed that Jadeja was short of his crease.
While the southpaw had to walk back to the pavilion, there were apprehensions regarding the time when the umpire is allowed to refer the decision to the third umpire.
While a section of debaters highlighted that West Indies captain Kieron Pollard received information from the dressing room as replays were shown on the television, the others were in support of the visiting team.
Considering how things happened, Kohli was seen walking down the pavilion to speak to third umpire Rod Tucker regarding the dismissal.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 40th over, Jadeja ended up scoring 21 (21) with the help of two fours.
Virat Kohli walks down the pavilion
— Mushi Fan forever (@NaaginDance2) December 15, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
Umpire gave it not-out. Pollard was told by someone from the dressing room that it was OUT. He insisted that the on-field umpire heads upstairs for help. OUT was given OUT. But does the end justify the means?? How’s it different from the Smith #brainfade moment?
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 15, 2019
The drama around Jadeja’s run-out obscured the fact that the West Indies bowled really well at the death.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 15, 2019
Jadeja is run-out ! Wonder why the umpire didn’t went upstairs #INDvWI
— JATIN (@Kiaras_Jatin) December 15, 2019
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