Controversy and drama is never far when its India and Australia. The age old rivalry is now being played out in front of a capacity crowd at Oval and billions watching at home on the television. The stakes are huge as there is the biggest prize in the history of test cricket right in front of both the teams. Australia, have one hand on the title after setting India a rather huge target of 444 with over 4 sessions to go in order to win the game.
The story so far –
Shubman Gill who was the leading run scorer during the TATA IPL 2023 season was again showing class with the bat. The 23 year old was out for 13 in the 1st innings after getting done by Scott Boland and bowled through the game after an error in judgement.
Cameron Green takes a controversial catch to dismiss Gill –
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill had blazed to a quick start as the pair added 41 runs in just 7 overs. Gill, was batting on 18 in a run-a-ball effort with 2 fours, when he faced up to Scott Boland.
The Australian got lift off the wicket as the ball took the edge of Gill’s blade. Cameron Green dived to his left and pouched the catch. Shubman Gill, though was going no where as he stood his ground in a bid to get the catch checked by the 3rd umpire.
Third umpire rules Gill out as Rohit Sharma argues with the umpire –
The Indian fans were happy when the umpires decided to go upstairs to check the call. Gill and Rohit had an anxious wait as the 3rd umpire went after the customary checks. Much to the dismay of the Indian team, Gill was deemed out and the catch was seen as clean. Gill, wasn’t pleased as he walked back as the Australians celebrated the wicket of the Indian opener. Even the normally calm Rohit Sharma was seen having a word with the two umpires.
Twitter reacts –
Former Indian cricketers jumped into the debate and had their say on Twitter just like the Indian cricket fans who weren’t too pleased. Here are all the tweets by the Indian fans and the former Indian cricketers.
Richard Kettleborough has taken the charge against India once again.— Kunal (@crichunter_) June 10, 2023
Shubman Gill was clearly not out pic.twitter.com/WzYdqEt3SJ
3rd umpire gives out to Shubman Gill— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) June 10, 2023
Rohit Sharma to cheater umpires be like
It's OUT or NOT OUT according to you?#RohitSharma𓃵 #RohitSharma #WTCFinal #WTC23Final #INDvsAUS #AUSvIND #Umpires #Umpire #Gill #WTC2023 #cheating #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/eQcIOIvERy
Camerman will zoom in the most for kisses during match but won't get perfect camera angle to decide whether it's OUT or NOT OUT.— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) June 10, 2023
Cheating at its best. Cheater Australia. Cameron Green 🤡#WTCFinal #Gill #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/Gz0tatdnia