Cricket is a fast-paced game as incidents happen in the blink of an eye. In fact, it is not that easy to observe each and every incident that happens on the field. When confusion occurs, DRS technology comes in handy. During the first T20I between India and West Indies, a strange incident happened.
The incident not only confused the Indian players but also the on-field umpires. The drama unfolded when Ravi Bishnoi bowled a delivery that went way down the leg side. It was an easy decision for the umpire to give it wide. However, the Indian players thought otherwise.
The Men in Blue were pretty convinced that there was a slight edge off Nicholas Pooran’s willow. India’s white-ball captain, Rohit Sharma was actually confused and so was Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. Meanwhile, Rohit and Kohli engaged in a hilarious conversation.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli engage in a comical conversation before taking DRS
Rohit interacted with the former Indian skipper about the series of events that took place. Kohli was caught on stump mic telling Rohit Sharma he did hear two noises. Rohit Sharma was convinced with Kohli’s judgement as he straightaway took the review.
Interestingly, the square-leg umpire, all of a sudden, came into the big picture where he also called for DRS. The square leg umpire had a doubt in mind as he wanted to check if there was a possible stumping. When Ravi Bishnoi bowled a delivery, Pooran tried to hit the ball but missed it.
In the process, he tried to get back into the crease. The square-leg umpire decided to check if there was a stumping. Meanwhile, the TV review showed that Nicholas Pooran was safe inside his crease. On top of that, he didn’t get an edge off his willow.
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As a result, Rohit’s review was saved as the square-leg umpire signalled it as an umpire’s review. In reply to West Indies’ total, India chased down the target in 18.5 overs. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 40 off 19 balls including 4 fours and 3 sixes. India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.