The legendary Sunil Gavaskar is baffled as to why the English umpires objected to Rishabh Pant’s stance of standing outdoors the crease for the length of the ongoing third Take a look at towards England as he feels that principles construct no longer prevent him from doing so.
After the pause of the significant day’s play at Headingley, Pant printed within the digital press convention that he used to be requested to alternate his stance by the umpires.
“Because I used to be standing outdoors the crease and my entrance-foot used to be coming into the ache design, so he (the umpire) educated me that it is likely you’ll presumably presumably no longer stand there,” stated Pant on Wednesday.
“So, I genuinely agree with to alternate my stance, but as a cricketer, I construct no longer agree with to think too noteworthy about that, on legend of it be all individuals who’s going to achieve that, umpires are going to suppose the identical thing. I didn’t attain that the next ball and besides you development on,” added Pant.
Gavaskar used to be left unimpressed by Pant being requested to alternate his stance and stated footmarks construct no longer pick a batsman’s stance. “I used to be questioning why used to be he educated to alternate his stance, if that is correct. I easiest read it. Batsman can stand anyplace, even on the heart of the pitch, and what about when the batsman goes down the song towards the spinners (footmarks can make even then),” stated Gavaskar while commentating on the third day of the Take a look at match.
Gavaskar’s co-commentator and former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar termed the umpire’s instruction as ‘ridiculous’.
The third Take a look at between India and England is headed for an provocative enact. After being bowled out for genuine 78 on first day, India reached 215/2 at stumps on third day with Cheteshwar Pujara (91 no longer out) and Virat Kohli (45 no longer out) at the crease. India are quiet trailing by 139 runs after England had been all out for 432.