India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal sparks debate - Twitter questions decision
The on-field umpire did not give it out, West Indies referred it and third umpire Michael Gough saw the replays and overturned the decision.Updated: Jun 28, 2019 07:59 IST
Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in Manchester against West Indies. India did not get off to a bright start as Rohit Sharma was winked out by Kemar Roach. The ball was angled in from Roach, it decked back in after pitching and went between bat and pad to Shai Hope who dived to his left to snaffle a smart catch.
The on-field umpire did not give it out, West Indies referred it and third umpire Michael Gough saw the replays and overturned the decision. Although the replays were not conclusive, the umpire still adjudged Rohit out, who was not happy with the turn of events. He trudged off the field but this sparked a debate on social media as many questioned this decision.
Was Rohit out? 🤔— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) June 27, 2019
Given not out on field. Reviewed by West Indies. Third umpire saw one replay and overturned decision. He reckoned inside edge. Evidence hardly compelling. Appeared to be ball brushing pad as it passed bat.— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) June 27, 2019
Did that hit the bat or pad and was it conclusive? @ImRo45 doesn’t think so but the umpire says out and that’s what matters for the West Indies.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 27, 2019
There was clearly no conclusive evidence for ruling Rohit Sharma out. This can change the fate of the match. Like players, demerit points for the errors in umpiring should also be introduced. @s_badrinath @Lbalaji55 @StarSportsTamil #staraikelungal #INDvWI— Sivaraamakrishnan Dhananjayan (@sivaraamakrishn) June 27, 2019
Skipper Virat Kohli scored his fourth successive half-century at the World Cup to lay the foundations for India’s 268 for seven against West Indies in Manchester on Thursday.
Kohli made 72 as he became the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs in his 417th innings -- India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Caribbean batsman Brian Lara both required 453 international innings to reach the landmark.
Wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni and Hardik Pandya boosted the total, putting on 70 runs for the sixth wicket to punish the otherwise-disciplined bowlers in the last 10 overs.
Pandya hit 46 off 38 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 56, ending the innings with a big six.
(With inputs from AFP)
First Published: Jun 27, 2019 19:28 IST