Last Update on: June 22nd, 2022 at 02:26 pm
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma once again showed his displeasure with the on-field umpire during India’s first T20I against West Indies in Kolkata. India and West Indies locked horns in the first match of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday. Having won the toss, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma elected to field first.
Ravi Bishnoi made his senior national debut for the Men in Blue as he was handed his maiden T20I cap after having impressed the selectors and team management with his performances in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 and the couple of IPL seasons that followed wherein, he represented the Punjab Kings.
Watch: Rohit Sharma Goes Hard At The On-Field Umpire In The First T20I vs West Indies
Team India began the innings on a good note as Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the first breakthrough in the first over of the game itself in the form of Brandon King. However, the Windies bounced back in the powerplay and without losing any further wicket, the Caribbean went on to score 44 runs in the powerplay.
Things turned interesting when the debutant, Ravi Bishnoi came in to bowl his first over of the game and the 8th over of the West Indian innings. On the fifth delivery of the over, Roston Chase stepped down the wicket but Bishnoi bowled towards the leg side and the ball took the feather of the Roston’s pads and Rishabh Pant went for the appeal straightaway.
However, the umpire ruled the appeal out and declared the delivery a wide ball. Rohit Sharma seemed extremely unhappy with the decision and said to the umpire, “Wide Kya De Raha Hai Isko?” In the same over, Bishnoi had already bowled a couple of wide deliveries.
Later on, the square-leg umpire referred the third umpire for a stumping appeal on the same delivery and it was found that the ball had clipped Roston’s pads. The umpire had to reverse his decision. However, neither was Roston caught behind nor was he stumped.
Watch Rohit Sharma’s frustration here:
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Bishnoi, however, had a rather successful comeback when he came in to bowl his second over of the game wherein, he picked a couple of wickets, including his maiden international wicket in the form of Roston Chase. Later, in his second over, he also got the better of Rovman Powell.