‘Never seen that happen in cricket,’ Virat Kohli criticises Ravindra Jadeja’s controversial dismissal
India vs West Indies: The incident took place in the 48th over when Jadeja tried to steal a single and put Shivam Dube on strike following the dismissal of Kedar Jadhav.Updated: Dec 16, 2019 11:46 IST
India’s first ODI against West Indies at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai saw a controversial run out that ended Ravindra Jadeja’s stay in the middle. The incident took place in the 48th over when Jadeja tried to steal a single and put Shivam Dube on strike following the dismissal of Kedar Jadhav. Roston Chase picked up the ball and took a shy at the stumps. It was a direct hit, but it appeared that Jadeja has made his ground safely, and the West Indies did not appeal for a run out.
The umpire Shaun George, who was having a close look at the throw, did not go for a TV referral either. Chase made a feeble appeal, but was convinced that Jadeja had made his crease. But the video replays showed that Jadeja was outside the crease when the bails came off.
Immediately after seeing the replays, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard asked the umpire to call for the third umpire. The umpire checked with match referee David Boon if he can still go for a third umpire call, and got an approval for the same. The third umpire saw the replay once more and ignited the red light.
Jadeja run-out.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 15, 2019
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?
A miffed Virat Kohli was seen nearby the boundary ropes as the entire scene played out. Later, India coach Ravi Shastri was also seen in the dugout unhappy with the decision.
‘The thought is simple, the fielder asked ‘how is that’ and the umpire said ‘not out’. The dismissal ends there. The people sitting on the TV outside cannot tell the fielders to then tell the umpire to review it again. I’ve never seen that happen in cricket. I don’t know where the rules are, where the line is drawn. I think the referee and the umpires have to take that up, see that incident again. And figure out what needs to be done in cricket. People sitting outside can’t dictate what happens on the field. I think that’s exactly what happened there,’ Kohli said at the post match presentation.
Harsha Bhogle, who was commentating at the time questioned if an umpire can wait that long for signalling to the third umpire, since it was taken after the players had already seen the replay. “I would be very unhappy if I was from the batting team,” he said.
Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope ensured India crashed to an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in the first ODI at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.