Srinagar: Former Cricketer and Team India coach Ravi Shastri has hauled former Team India skipper MS Dhoni for his presence of mind and being good at his job after Team India fails to spot Cameron Green’s LBW opportunity in the first T20I in Mohali.
Indian on Tuesday lost to Australia by four wickets. India failed to defend a 208-run total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-52-0), Harshal Patel (4-0-49-0), Yuzvendra chahal (3.2-0-42-1), Umesh Yadav (2-0-27-2), Hardik Pandya (2-0-22-0) all leaked runs.
In the fifth over, Chahal’s delivery struck Cameron Green on the pads. However, there was no appeal from the Indian players. Then in the sixth over replays showed that Green, who later went on to score 61 off 30 balls, was out LBW.
Former Indian cricketers, who were doing commentary, were not impressed.
“This is what happened in the previous over, straight delivery, he went for a sweep. India did not review. The ball was hitting the stumps,” Sunil Gavaskar said.
Then, Ravi Shastri replied: “And Hitting nice and clean. Surprising because he had gone across. Just wondering if it was the height or struck down outside the line.”
Even Murali Kartik also joined in. “I wish we could pan to the cameras. Dinesh Karthik the wicketkeeper, Chahal and Rohit Sharma at point… as soon as they saw the giant screen, all of them were having a look at one another. I wish we could have panned immediately,” he said.