'Yeh out nhi tha yaar'- Fans react to Ravindra jadeja's dismissal in 1st Test against England

Ravindra Jadeja misses out on well deserved hundred after getting dismissed by Joe Root in the 1st Test vs England. Controversial dismissal by the third umpire.

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The 1st Test of the India vs England series is currently still in control of the home team where they have dominated most of the sessions in this Test match so far. The England batters folded for 246 in the first innings, where the Indian batters have replied with a big score of 436 runs and gaining a big lead. However, Joe Root still came back with a decent spell to bowl out the Indian batters who added just 14 runs to their lead. The England batters once again started with their attacking stroke play and are currently on 89-1 in 15 overs showcasing the fearless cricket they are known for.

There have been a lot of big scores in the India batting lineup, where there three batters who were the stars of the innings. The batters were Yashasavi Jaiswal, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who played great knocks of 80+ runs to help India get to this big score. Jaiswal started the proceedings scoring a phenomenal 80 runs from just 74 deliveries to take the attack to the bowlers straight away. The knocks from Rahul and Jadeja were also important in the long run. The only thing which is disappointing is that all three of these players missing out on well-deserved centuries.

The Jadeja controversial dismissal

Jadeja’s knock was no doubt one of the iconic moments of the Indian innings, which has been great to witness. His knock of 87 from 180 deliveries included 7 fours and 2 sixes and was looking set to score a big hundred on the day. Jadeja’s dismissal was the big talking point in the match where he got struck on the pad by a straighter one from Joe Root. Jadeja had reviewed the decision as well and though there was a spike close to the bat on ultra edge, the 3rd umpire was still not sure whether it was pad first or bat.

The on-field umpire Chris Gaffney had already put his finger up before the review and Marais Erasmus decided he should stick with his original decision. This has definitely not sitting well with fans, who are not happy with this decision at all. All we can say it was a tough decision for the umpire and it is one of the rare moments, where the benefit of the doubt went to the bowler. This still does not take away the impact of the knock played by Jadeja to put his side in a great position to win the Test match and take an early lead in the series.

Here’s how the fans have reacted-

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