Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane denied Will Young an innings-saving review on Day 4 of the first India-New Zealand Test in Kanpur on Sunday. The batsman was given out lbw by the on-field umpire Virender Sharma, and decided to send it upstairs, before Rahane and Ashwin pointed at the timer.
Will Young was struck on his pads by an off-break from Ravichandran Ashwin, which turned a fair bit and kept significantly low. Virender Sharma ruled it out on the field, and the batter consulted his partner Tom Latham and decided to challenge the call. However, his signal came after just the 15-second timer, which India skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Ashwin pointed out to the umpire, who'd already given a DRS signal.
Replays indicated that the ball would've missed the stumps by a fair bit, and Young had to walk back for 2 during the final moments of the fourth day's play.
The game is well poised with the fourth innings in progress, and New Zealand were 79/1 in their 284-run chase at lunch on Day 5.
Ashwin is so aware about everything happening on the field. Knew time was over for review. Straightaway in Umpire's ear.— ∆nkit🏏 (@CaughtAtGully) November 28, 2021
This is funny
Post-retirement career choices already?!
Ravi ashwin can become an umpire after he takes retirement from cricket.— Vansham (@Imvanshamgoel) November 28, 2021
I don't think anyone knows cricket rules more than Ravichandran Ashwin among cricketers.— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) November 28, 2021
Fans showing their support
Define spirit of cricket. Have you ever read the “imaginary” spirit of cricket book?— R O H I T (@RohitRipu100) November 29, 2021
Your answer to that sums it up nicely. As long as you play to win, respecting the written rules, you are in spirit of cricket zone.
This convenient targeting of @ashwinravi99 needs to stop.
Yeah 😅— Aman (@Aman95565458) November 28, 2021
People try to shame him for his brilliance on ground during things like Mankading,but he proves his brilliance on-field & off-field again & again !
People who oppose him for following the rules on field are indirectly not appreciating his presence of mind.— hero007 (@teja1394) November 28, 2021
Remember everyone plays to win within specified rules and there's no wrong in calling spade a spade