Many questions arising on umpiring after Hardik Pandya’s dismissal.
Ishaan Kishan made a hit wicket appeal against Tom Latham.
New Delhi. Shubman Gill’s double century stole the limelight in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18. But apart from his brilliant innings, Ishaan Kishan, the wicketkeeper who dropped the wickets, was also in the limelight. However, he has to face the displeasure of former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar for his act. Umpiring is already under question due to Hardik Pandya’s dismissal. It was clearly visible in the replays that the stumps were shaking with Tom Latham’s gloves, but still the all-rounder was given out by third umpire Ananth Padmanabhan.
After a few balls the wickets fell again and the on-field umpires had to go to the third umpire only to find out that Shubman Gill had not hit the wickets. However, it was again Latham whose gloves collided with the bails. In the second innings when New Zealand were chasing 350 runs, something similar happened. But this time India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Ishaan Kishan did this work. Probably, Ishaan Kishan was trying this to make the New Zealand captain taste his actions.
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During the 16th over, the Black Caps captain defended Kuldeep Yadav while Ishaan was appealing to Kishan. As per the rules, the on-field umpires had to refer to the TV umpire to check hit-wicket. After looking at the replays, it was found that Latham was safe, but it was Ishan Kishan who cleverly removed the bails. The India wicketkeeper-batsman was caught on camera laughing during this, but former captain Sunil Gavaskar (who was doing commentary at the time) didn’t like the youngster’s antics.
Sunil Gavaskar said on air, “This is not correct. This is not cricket. Murali Karthik said that Ishaan should not have appealed if he had done it just for fun. Earlier, Ravi Shastri (who was on commentary duty during the Indian innings) seemed miffed at the dismissal of Hardik Pandya.
— Tajudin Khan (@Tajudinkhan100) January 18, 2023
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 14:08 IST