Ranji Trophy: Yusuf Pathan refuses to walk back after incorrect decision, Ajinkya Rahane gets involved - WATCH
Ranji Trophy: The incident took place on Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy opening match between Mumbai and Baroda on Thursday, when a poor decision by the umpire cost Baroda allrounder Yusuf Pathan his wicket.Updated: Dec 13, 2019 08:47 IST
Apart from bringing abundance of talent, India’s premier domestic tournament, Ranji Trophy has also showered limelight on the poor standards of umpiring in the country at domestic level, over the year. One such incident took place on Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy opening match between Mumbai and Baroda on Thursday, when a poor decision by the umpire cost Baroda allrounder Yusuf Pathan his wicket.
Mumbai off-spinner Shashank Attarde delivered a loopy delivery to Pathan, who tried to defend it. But the ball bounced, struck Pathan’s chest and went straight into the hands of the fielder at short leg Jay Bista. After a huge appeal from Mumbai, umpire took a lot of time to consider and then raised his finger.
Yusuf looked shocked at the decision, and remained glued to the crease. As Mumbai fielders celebrated, Pathan remained at the crease, hoping the umpire would change his decision. The square leg umpire came towards the umpire to have a chat, with Pathan still not making the long walk back.
At last, Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane came to Pathan and the two exchanged a few words. Mumbai wicket-keeper separated Rahane from the situation, and finally, Pathan started walking back, still miffed with the decision.
Eventually, Baroda were bundled out for 224 while chasing the target of 533. Mumbai picked up an easy 309-run win.