ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma becomes victim of a controversial caught behind decision; fans lashes out at third umpire

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India won the toss and opted to bat first in their World Cup 2019 league match against West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.

Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul made a watchful start until the West Indies team took a review for a caught behind in the 6th over of the match.

A length ball from Windies speedster Kemar Roach moved in sharply and went between Rohit’s inside edge and the pad. A huge appeal was made by the bowler but the on-field umpire turned it down and the Windies captain Jason Holder took the review.

There was a spike on UltraEdge and the third umpire Michael Gough was quick to deem it out. But was the spike off the bat or pad? Rohit was left shell-shocked as the on-field decision was reversed. He had no choice but to walk back on 18 shaking his head.

Just like Rohit, many were not convinced by the third umpire’s decision.

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