New Delhi. In the second innings of the Oval Test (India v England, 4th Test), Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave Team India a good start. Both players added 3 runs for the first wicket. However, when this pairing was set, it was broken by James Anderson. James Anderson bowled KL Rahul for 46 in the 34th over. However, there was controversy over KL Rahul’s wicket. KL Rahul was caught behind the wicket by Johnny Bairstore, though the umpire gave him a not out. England took a review and dismissed third umpire KL Rahul. Interestingly, KL Rahul was stunned by the decision of the third umpire and shook his head and walked towards the pavilion.
Not only KL Rahul, but also former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was commenting, was not happy with the wicket. He objected to the third umpire’s decision. At the same time, many fans on social media have been seen calling KL Rahul not out. Although some people thought that KL Rahul was out and the third umpire made the right decision.
Controversy over KL Rahul’s wicket
At the end of the 34th over, James Anderson hit a great length and the ball fell and went out. KL Rahul tries to play ball but he misses. After that England made a quick appeal against him but the umpire declared Rahul not out. England captain Joe Root then took refuge in the DRS. The third umpire took the help of the snico meter and showed that there was movement in the snico meter line while passing the ball with the bat. The third umpire immediately dismissed Rahul. But Rahul was not happy about it.
KL Rahul was not out?
Rahul believed that the bat was on his back pad and there was no contact between the ball and the bat. Sunil Gavaskar was saying the same thing but the third umpire had already given his verdict.
Two torn fans of Rahul’s wicket!
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Even on social media, fans are divided over KL Rahul’s wicket. Someone has been seen calling KL Rahul out and someone has called him not out. KL Rahul scored 46 in the second innings and he also completed his 300 runs in the series. However, a big innings was expected from Rahul in the Oval Test.
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