‘Andha hai kya’ – Fans in shock as 3rd Umpire controversially gives Shubman Gill out in World Test Championship 2023 Final

 ‘Andha hai kya’ – Fans in shock as 3rd Umpire controversially gives Shubman Gill out in World Test Championship 2023 Final

Cameron Green (Source: Twitter)

Australia has dominated most of the World Test Championship 2023 Final against India at the Kennington Oval in London. However, the batting conditions have been good in the match and India might be able to chase down the target of 44 runs if they show the right intent.

The team led by Rohit Sharma needed a solid start in the huge chase, which the two openers provided. Shubman Gill’s innings, however, was cut short due to a controversial 3rd umpire ruling. Cameron Green caught the ball at gully off Scott Bolland in the eighth over, but the on-field umpires chose to send it to 3rd Umpire Richard Kettleborough because it was too close to the ground.

While there was no conclusive evidence for ruling him out, Kettleborough believed that Green completed a fair catch. However, certain replay angles indicated that the ball may have hit the ground and that Gill should not have been called not-out. Even former Indian player Virender Sehwag believed the decision should have been ruled in favour of the batter.

“Third umpire while making that decision of Shubman Gill,” tweeted Sehwag with a photo of a man blindfolded. “Inconclusive evidence. When in doubt, it’s Not Out,” he added.

As for the game, the Australians have had the upper hand throughout. To begin, India got off to a strong start with the ball in the first innings. They took three wickets early on to put the Kangaroos on the back foot. However, Travis Head and Steve Smith both hit centuries to help their team reach 469.

Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur batted effectively to help India to 296 runs. Rahane, who was making his comeback, fell 11 runs short of a well-deserved century. Following a 173-run lead in the first innings, Australia had a few excellent partnerships in their next batting innings. They scored 270/8 before declaring the innings, thanks to Alex Carey’s half-century and cameos from Marbus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc. Australia set a 44-run target for India to chase.

Here is how fans reacted to Shubman Gill’s controversial dismissal



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