WTC Final | Twitter reacts as Rohit Sharma gets involved with umpires after Shubman Gill's controversial wicket

WTC Final | Twitter reacts as Rohit Sharma gets involved with umpires after Shubman Gill's controversial wicket

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Camron Green took an exceptional catch off Shubman Gill.

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Captains always tend to lead by example on the field, and they are the ones responsible for discussions with the umpires when the team don’t agree with decisions. Similarly, Rohit Sharma had to step up when Cameron Green took an exceptional catch, albeit controversial, to dismiss Shubman Gill.

Coming to chase an improbable 444-run target in the WTC final, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to a flying start against Australia. The pair raced to 41 runs in seven overs without losing any wickets, with Rohit scoring 22 runs and Gill piling on 18. Unsurprisingly, fans at The Oval were jumping for joy to see the openers playing exquisite shots one after another, but their moods changed drastically after the first ball of the eighth over.

It was a good length delivery with an extra bounce by Scott Boland that Gill tried to play with soft hands, only to find a thick outside edge. Placed at the gully, Cameron Green outstretched his left hand and kept his finger underneath to complete a fantastic low catch. However, Gill did not believe it was a clean catch, and the on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Chris Gaffaney were not certain either. Therefore, third-umpire Richard Kettleborough had to double-check to confirm the decision.

The replay on the big screen brought mixed reactions from the crowds. After watching for the first time, many fans erupted, thinking Green might have dragged the ball along the floor while taking the catch, which, of course, was not the case. It was an outrageous take without any doing which brought controversy, yet the Oval crowd began to boo Kettleborough once ‘out’ came to the big screen. Even Rohit Sharma was not too pleased with the decision, as he went on to ask the on-field umpires how Gill was given out when there was no conclusive evidence. The Twitterati saw what just happened, and thus, went on to react to the incident straight away.

Was it our or not out?

Oh no!

He's not happy here!

Exactly! Need to improve these technical issues.

No idea on what it is now!

Hahaha! LOL!

Massive drama out there!

Look who has tweeted! Now, it has to be considered as a big topic.

Very bad luck!

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