Player of the Match Shubman Gill has spoken out about the controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya’s dismissal in the first ODI between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.
Gill, who was standing on the other side of the field, thought the ball went through the bails. There was some confusion as to what transpired because keeper Tom Latham’s gloves were so near to the stumps, even with the replays.
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Sporting News Shubman Gill FINALLY Speaks Out About Hardik Pandya‘s Controversial Dismissal in the First One-Day International Between India and New Zealand .During the first one-day international between India and New Zealand, Hardik Pandya was controversially dismissed. Shubman Gill FINALLY SPEAKS OUT About This Dismissal.
Discussing the Controversial Termination of Hardik: Gill
The controversial dismissal of Hardik Pandya in the first ODI between India and New Zealand on Wednesday has prompted Hyderabad’s Man of the Match, Shubman Gill, to speak out. Gill, who was standing on the other side of the field, thought the ball went over the bails.
Tom Latham, the keeper, had his gloves near the stumps, making it difficult to see what had happened, even with the replays. “Even after seeing the replay, I didn’t think the ball had hit the stumps when I was in the field as a non-striking batsman.
There is a blind zone in our understanding of what went down at times. At the postgame news conference, Gill remarked, “I thought with the bail falling towards the crease, it’s a bit unusual if the ball is hitting like that and the bail falling towards the crease.”
These are not your typical bails. The bail is substantial, and the stumps aren’t quite standard issue. But, he continued, “in the end, you have to accept the call of the third umpire.”
The contentious dismissal of Pandya cut short his knock. He just had 28 runs from 38 balls before he was taken out. India’s massive score of 349 for six was made possible by Gill’s record-setting 208 runs scored off 149 balls.
NZ were in trouble at 131 for six while chasing 350 to win, but Michael Bracewell came in and put up a 162-run stand with Mitchell Santner. There was a final margin of defeat for New Zealand of 12 runs. Bracewell was New Zealand’s hero when he smashed a sensational 140 off of 78 balls.