Sanjay manjrekar
Sanjay manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar throws view on controversial umpiring decisions on the 3rd Test of India vs England. The visiting England side has complained to the match referee about a couple of decisions that did not go their way.

First, it was when Stuart Broad found the outside edge of Shubman Gill’s bat, and Ben Stokes took the catch at slips. The umpire gave the soft signal as out, but the third umpire overturned the decision.

While the other one was when, England players appealed against Rohit Sharma, for a stumping chance, but third umpire, managed to give another controversial decision, without using different angles available.

Sanjay Manjrekar on Umpiring Decisions in India vs England Test

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar commented on the issue and said in his tweet, “TV umpire was a bit too quick for my liking with that not out call considering that soft signal was out. But it was the right call. Enough evidence to overrule the on-field soft signal.”

“TV umpire may note that like the players for DRS, he does not have a timer on his decision, he could take his time.”

Meanwhile, R Ashwin is on the threshold of 400 wickets, and achieved another milestone, on day one of the third Test between India and England. The 34-year-old went past Zaheer Khan’s tally of 597 international wickets, to climb to the fourth spot in the list of most wickets for India.

Ashwin bagged three wickets in the first innings, and took his tally to 599 wickets, across formats. He is only behind former skipper Anil Kumble (953), spinner Harbhajan Singh (707), and Kapil Dev (687). The off-spinner is also on the brink of becoming the fourth Indian bowler to take 400 Test wickets.