India lost 1st ODI against West Indies by 8 wickets. However, the most controversial point of the match is Ravindra Jadeja’s Run-Out. The incident happened in the 48th over of India’s innings, when Jadeja went for a quick single but Roston Chase (the fielder) affected a direct hit at the striker’s end. Jadeja was given run out after a delayed umpire call.
The drama unfolded when the South African umpire Shaun George did not call for the third umpire. Chase went for an appeal after watching the replay on the screen. The umpire referred it to TV Umpire but at that time the replay of the run-out was displayed on the big screen, where he was found short of his crease. Jadeja was given out by the third umpire for 21. This controversial run-out angered Virat Kohli on the field who shook his head in disapproval in the dressing room.
Kohli said that the people sitting on the TV outside cannot tell the fielders what to do. At the post match presentation, Kohli said “The thought is simple, the fielder asked ‘how is that’ and the umpire said ‘not out’. The dismissal ends there. The people sitting on the TV outside cannot tell the fielders to then tell the umpire to review it again,”
Kohli also added “I’ve never seen that happen in cricket. I don’t know where the rules are, where the line is drawn. I think the referee and the umpires have to take that up, see that incident again. And figure out what needs to be done in cricket. People sitting outside can’t dictate what happens on the field. I think that’s exactly what happened there,” Kohli added.
Coming to the match, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl. India set the score of 288 to win with the help of Sheryas Iyer (70 of 88 balls) and Rishbah Pant (71 of 69 balls). In the end overs, Kedar Jadhavmade a 40 out of 35 balls and gave boost to the score. In reaction, West Indies batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope made their centuries and made their team victor in the 1st ODI match in Chennai.
The West Indies now lead the three-match series with 1-0. The second ODI will be played in Vizag on Wednesday.
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