India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made a remarkable comeback in ODI cricket after 14 months as he picked 4 crucial wickets of Bangladesh in the Super Four stage match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Jadeja, however, started off in a rusty manner as expected overstepping the crease by quite a big margin on his second ball, something very uncharacteristic of the slow left-armer.
It was his next ball that was supposed to be a free-hit, creating the confusion. Jadeja was very quick to bowl the next ball while the Indian captain Rohit Sharma was still setting his field.
Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza called it as a dead ball. A concerned skipper, Rohit was left fuming at the umpire. He then rushing to him and asked “Why dead ball?” Given Shakib-al-Hasan could only manage a single in the supposed to be free-hit, which was bowled full toss by Jadeja, it was quite natural for Rohit to ask the same.
Later, it was found that India had kept more than two fielders outside the circle in the 10th over, which isn’t allowed in power play 1. Such circumstances need to be punished by a no-ball and not a dead ball.
The game was stopped for few minutes with players and umpires discussing at the centre of the field before the game started. Shakib hit the free hit for a boundary on the next ball.
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