Rohit Sharma is facing a lot of criticism online for taking wrong reviews during the 3rd Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which team India lost by 9 wickets after Steve Smith-led Australia chased the totals in just 18 overs.
The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma took all the three reviews which were allotted to team India and all of them came in favor of Australia. The Indian skipper was witnessed reviewing the decisions that were not out, in desperation of getting the Australian batsmen out.
However, the moment that created a buzz all over of the match was when Rohit Sharma was batting and was given out LBW off Nathan Lyon; the Indian skipper reviewed it despite being plumb straight on middle stump.
It was the fourth time in this match that Rohit Sharma’s review went in vain.
Fans reacted to the Indian skipper’s decision of wasting reviews despite knowing that the umpire had declared the result correctly. They even compared Rohit Sharma with Shane Watson after he wasted four reviews during the game.
Talking about the match, team India was bowled out for 109 runs in the first innings. The Indian bowlers did well to restrict Australia to a low total but the batsmen couldn’t provide much support to bowlers in the second innings as the men-in-blue were left with just 76 runs to defend.
The Australian batsmen chased the small total with ease and Nathan Lyon was given the man of the match award for his 8/64 in the second innings that stopped team India from putting up a strong total on the board.
Something that @ICC must consider with the DRS is to not club two reviews in one, and adjudicate only on what’s being claimed. Eg: Umpire review for stumping also looking for the edge. Or a DRS for a leg before, looking for a bat-pad catch.
— Yusuf Unjhawala 🇮🇳 (@YusufDFI) March 2, 2023
As the only century-maker in the series I suppose Rohit was worth a review, but still, hitting middle of middle. Surprised it took Joel Wilson so long to give it out #INDvAUS
— Daniel Brettig 🏏 (@danbrettig) March 2, 2023
How can you review that? Could not have been more plumb #INDvAUS
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) March 2, 2023
— Suraj Pandey/दद्दा (@ferrarinotfiat) March 2, 2023
Similarly you could demand that an umpire tells you why he denied an lbw (edge, pitched outside leg, hit outside the line, or missing) & if that part of the equation was wrong, then review retained.
In the end, I think we all want correct decisions paid, any way to get them
— Freo ⚓ Pope (@FreoPope) March 2, 2023