At the stoke of Tea on Day 4, Scott Boland induced an outside edge from Shubman Gill that flew to the vacant third/fourth slip area where Cameron Green leapt down from gully with his left-hand scooping up the ball. In his movements of taking the catch, Green’s hand brushed the grass and he was on the ground.
The on-field umpires weren’t sure whether it was a clean catch or not. With inconclusive evidence, they sent it upstairs to the third umpire Richard Kettleborough, who took a long time and saw the replays with different angles. On the replays, it showed gap between Green’s fingers, which rose the possibility of the ball brushing the blades of grass. Kettleborough, though, arrived at the conclusion that the fingers of Green’s left-hand were underneath the ball and gave Shubman Gill out.
This decision from the third umpire – giving the batsman out despite not having a conclusive evidence – didn’t sit right with the Indian fans.
Former India batsman and one of social media’s famous user, Wasim Jaffer, trolled the third umpire with a hilraious meme.
Here, check out Wasim Jaffer’s funny dig at the third umpire in Shubman Gill’s dismissal:
Meanwhile, Australia have set India a gigantic target of 444 runs in the WTC Final 2023.
Australia started the day with a lead of 296 runs. Umesh Yadav dismissed Marnus Labuschagne early in the morning, however, Alex Carey and Cameron Green kept the Indian bowlers at bay for most of the first session, until Green got out to Ravindra Jadeja. After lunch, Carey brought up his fifty, taking Australia’s lead past 400 runs. Some late hits from Mitchell Starc helped Australia get quick runs at the end and set India a gigantic target with about 130 overs left in the game.