India fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar tried to get the better of Australian skipper Aaron Finch by bowling from behind the umpire during the series decider between the two teams at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.
Finch was batting way out of his crease during his short stay in the middle and Bhuvi tried to unsettle him by coming up with a unique style of bowling.
The Indian pacer bowled the delivery from way behind the crease, so much that his back leg fell even behind the umpire.
Finch, at the same time, pulled out as he was not expecting that from Bhuvneshwar. But the bowler bowled the delivery which pitched on a length outside the off-stump and just missed the stumps. As the batsman moved away from wickets, the umpire called it a dead ball and this is what irked Bhuvneshwar.
Technically, a bowler is well within rights to deliver the ball from such distance as there is no such rule. Finch was too late in pulling out and it didn’t even please the Indian captain Virat Kohli. He looked animated as usual and came forward to discuss the matter. But the dead-ball call stayed and Bhuvneshwar had to deliver the ball again.
Here’s the video:
What happened there? 😯
The umpire deems it a dead ball, as Aaron Finch pulled out at the last moment.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar clearly felt it should have been a legal delivery. What do you think? 🤔
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) January 18, 2019