Rohit Sharma gets out on 18 against West Indies at Old Trafford (Image Credit: Getty)
New Delhi :
After Rohit Sharma's controversial dismissal, the technology and umpires face the heat from cricket fans around the globe. Batting first, the Indian team was off to a decent start with both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma applying themselves beautifully.In the initial overs, the duo was able to score five runs an over to set the pace well.
However, in the sixth over, Rohit Sharma, who seem to be quiet till then, opened his arms and went after West Indies speedster Kemar Roach and smashed him for a six and four and it looked that momentum is with India. However, on the last ball of the over, Kemar bowled a good length delivery and there was a noise as it went past the bat and West Indies reviewed it.
The soft signal from the on field umpire was 'not-out' and third umpire needed a conclusive evidence to change the decision. The ball was pitched on a hard length and jagged back sharply into the right hander. From a distance, it looked, there was a gap between bat and pad, and the ball must have snaked through that.
However, the third umpire Michael Gough said it's bat which left Indian fans bewildered.Eventually, the onfield umpire had to change his decision and Rohit Sharma, who looked good for his 18 runs had to take a long walk back to the pavilion. As he walked back, he had a little smile on his face and appeared that he doesn't think there was an inside edge.
Further, the ardent fans took to the Twitter and expressed their thoughts. With this, News Nation brings to you the best Tweets you will see over social media today:
Aaj ke match ka 3rd umpire Michael Gough pic.twitter.com/Q91EyMyUmi— Ajay devgan* (@RaytaBaba_18) June 27, 2019
For once I'm not convinced by that third umpire decision. Rohit Sharma wasn't either.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) June 27, 2019
On field umpires make mistakes, understandable. But how can 3rd Umpires make such mistakes. Why doesn't ICC fine umpires for poor decisions? 🤬😒😏 #RohitSharma #INDvWI #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/zZWHv7ZnJj— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 27, 2019
Michael Gough umpiring..😂😂— Sandesh Sapkota (@s0_nd) June 27, 2019
Rohit Sharma Not Out❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/FXWvlJFRPE