IND vs ENG: Joe Root himself was left with a giggle after the misjudged overview.© BCCI
As India and England battled it out on a difficult pitch within the first session on Day 3 of the second Check in Chennai, there was a second of brevity when part-timer Dan Lawrence appealed for caught-behind off his very first supply. Lawrence, an off-spinner, bowled it throughout Ravichandran Ashwin and it slid down leg aspect and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes collected cleanly. Lawrence instantly appealed for the wicket and satisfied captain Joe Root to overview the choice after the umpire remained unmoved. Replays confirmed an enormous hole between bat and ball because it went previous Ashwin and the overview was wasted.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne was amused by England’s choice to waste a overview when it wasn’t even near being an edge.
“Was that overview within the grand last of worst opinions ever?” Warne wrote on Twitter.
Was that overview within the grand last of worst opinions ever ?
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 15, 2021
A number of customers agreed with Warne.
“It was so dangerous that the ICC ought to hold a separate award for the worst overview of the 12 months. What did Root hear? Unravel the thriller,” one person wrote.
“Must be, the ball was a minimum of a foot away,” wrote one other.
“Sure, greater than half a ft between bat and ball. The truth is no one seemed animated, however took that humorous…” one other person wrote.
Ashwin stayed unbeaten on 34 at Lunch, having cast a nifty 50-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli, who was batting on 38 on the finish of the primary session. India have a 351-run lead towards England at Lunch, with 4 wickets to spare, and can look to increase their benefit as they attempt to sq. the sequence after shedding the opener.
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