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“Decision was Made Quite Quickly”, Rohit on Gill’s Dismissal in WTC 2023 Final

Indian captain Rohit Sharma opens on Gill’s controversial dismissal in the WTC 2023 final against Australia and said the third umpire should have looked at more replays before coming up with the decision.

Rohit on Gill’s Dismissal in WTC 2023 Final

While batting at 18 runs in the second innings on Day 4, Gill lost his wicket when he edged a Scott Boland delivery to the gully where Green dived to his left to take an incredible catch.

But the dismissal created controversy and raised doubts surrounding the legality of the catch with multiple replays of the event not providing a clear picture.

TV umpire Richard Kettleborough eventually ruled in favour of the fielding team, and was heard saying ‘fingers underneath the ball’.

“The third umpire should have seen a little more replays, a little more of, you know, how the catch has been held. I think it was three or four times he saw, and he was convinced with it. It’s not about whether it was given out or not out, you need to have a piece of proper and clear information about anything.

“It’s just not about the catch, it can be about anything. That was, that is something that I was a little disappointed with – the decision was made quite quickly. When a catch like that has been taken, you need to be more than 100% sure because it’s a final and we were at that important stage of the game as well. So that was to me a little disappointing,” he said.

The Indian skipper was also not happy with the limited camera angles available at the disposal of the third umpire.

“More camera angles should have been shown. There were only one or two camera angles that were shown. We’ve got more angles in IPL. We’ve got 10 different angles in IPL. I don’t know why in a world event like this, there was no ultra motion that was seen or any kind of zoomed image was seen. That is what I was a little disappointed with.”

This is the second time where India loses the WTC Final. In the first edition, India loses the trophy to New Zealand while in the second edition, India loses the trophy to Australia.

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