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Sunil Gavaskar reacts after DRS robs India of Joe Root wicket in 2nd Test ICC will have to look at it

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Joe Root miraculously survived a controversial LBW decision in the last over of Day 3 of the second Test between India and England.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gavaskar after Root survives controversial umpire's call: Should have been given out
  • Root miraculously survived a controversial LBW decision on Day 3
  • That's been a very contentious thing, this umpire's call: Gavaskar

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes Joe Root should have been given out if the referral was made to the TV umpire and the ball was clipping the stumps on Day 3 of the second Test between India and England.

Joe Root was trapped in front in the penultimate over of the day by Axar Patel and India initially appealed for caught behind. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was confident but on-field umpire Nitin Menon was unmoved. After a long discussion, India went for the review.

The third umpire went for ball tracking and although the impact was right in front of the stumps, the decision was not out since the ball had landed outside off and the initial decision was not out.

"Yes, that's something that the ICC will have to look at sooner rather than later. That's been a very contentious thing, this umpire's call. Particularly when it comes to LBWs, if the ball is going to hit the stumps, whether it's part of the ball or whole of it, the bails are going to go off, very seldom has it happened that the bails stay there. So if the referral is made to the TV umpire and if the ball is clipping the stumps, then I think, in my view, it should be given out. Otherwise, there is no point going to the TV umpire," Sunil Gavaskar told India Today.

"Having said that, there is also the other point of view where if you start giving everything out, then the matches will be over sooner than later because if you actually have a look at the way the ball is hitting or clipping the stumps, it happens pretty much 9 times out of 10. So, therefore, that's another thing that needs to be seen. Surely, the ICC will pick up the matter and the Cricket Committee will come up with a solution," Gavaskar added.

 

 

Source: INDIA TODAY

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