Umpire Nitin Menon
Umpire Nitin Menon

IND vs AUS, 2nd Test: Fans got angry due to the wrong umpiring by umpire Nitin Menon, fans showed their anger on social media. Cricket fans are raising a lot of questions about umpiring in the ongoing third-test match between India and Australia. Nitin Menon, an Indian umpire, also made headlines in the second Test match when he declared Kohli out for LBW. And now, even in the third match, questions have started to arise about his umpiring technique. So let’s read in this article what the whole issue is and why fans are showing anger.

Indeed, the first ball of the game and the Indian innings came when Rohit Sharma gave the edge of the bat. The Australian team made a strong appeal after being caught by Alex Carey behind the wicket. But bowler Mitchell Starc was unable to persuade Steve Smith, his captain, to choose DRS. Stark applied LBW on the fourth ball of the same over. Mitchell Starc made a solid argument in this instance as well, but Australian captain Steve Smith decided not to reconsider.

Both times, Rohit Sharma was out, but Nitin Menon made the incorrect call. Besides that, Ravindra Jadeja’s pad was struck by Nathan Lyon’s fourth ball in the eleventh over. Nitin Menon ruled Nathan Lyon out after a passionate appeal. Immediately after the umpire raised his finger, Ravindra Jadeja took DRS. The ball impacted the bat first, as evidenced by television replays.

Well, the anger of the fans is bound to happen, but the umpire’s decision is considered supreme, and we should respect his decision.

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IND vs AUS, 3rd Test Match: Squad

India | Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia | Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann