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Rohit Sharma dismissed based on ‘umpire’s call’ and Twitter just can’t digest this

Umpire Nitin Menon gave out on an LBW appeal to Rohit Sharma. This decision has created a fuss over the 'umpire's call'

India and England are playing their 4th Test match in the Narendra Modi stadium. Following a good bowling spell by England, India struggled to keep on the figures growing. Indian ace batsmen and captain Virat Kohli too got out on a duck. Ajinkya Rahane who managed to secure a good start also lost his wicket just before the lunch break. Amid all this, Rohit Sharma had managed to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Rohit Sharma not only played well as an individual but also played one of the slowest and steady knocks of his career. Jimmy Anderson who dismissed Chesteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane also failed to trap Rohit. However, as we know the pitch of Narendra Modi stadium is just too over-friendly for the spinners, Indian batsmen managed quite well to not fall for Jack Leach and Dom Bess. Having said that, just when Rohit was about to hit his half-century, England all-rounder Ben Stokes managed to get his wicket by LBW.

Nonetheless, Rohit Sharma played really a fighting and heroic knock. But his wicket has created quite a buzz on the internet. After he was given out by the umpire Nitin Menon, Rohit referred the decision to the third umpire. While he was sure that there was no edge involved from the bat but he was surely skeptical about the ball tracking.

The ball tracking screen clearly shows two yellows and one red. In the wider context, the ball did not pitch in line nor the impact was in line. The ball had just managed to hit the stumps. This gave the benefit of the doubt in the bowler’s favor because Nitin Menon had already given him out. Rohit dismissal not only raises questions on ‘umpire’s call’ but also on the umpiring. While the netizens are celebrating and praising Rohit for his fighting 49 knock, some are also extremely unhappy and debating on the ‘umpire’s call’ decision.

Check out these tweets:

What do you think? umpire Nitin Menon’s decision was right? or the umpire’s call decision should be revoked?

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Mayuresh Patil
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