Indian cricket prodigy Shubman Gill was enmeshed in a controversy when he got his dismissal revoked after arguing with the on-field umpire during Punjab’s Ranji Trophy match against Delhi on Friday. Leading to halting of game for about 10 minutes.
The current white ball captain of the India A team declined to leave the pitch after he was judged caught behind. An argument with the umpire followed and the youngster was putback after a discussion between the officials.
The 20-year-old was at the crease on 10 runs then. Gill didn’t last lon as he edged one off Simarjeet Singh to Anuj Rawat for 23 off 41 deliveries.
"The straight umpire (Mohammed Rafi) had adjudged Shubman caught behind and the batsman then walked up to the umpire and was seen having an argument asking him to reverse his decision. The straight umpire then consulted the square-leg umpire (Paschim Pathak) and reversed his decision," Delhi team manager Vivek Khurana told PTI.
Queried if there was plan for a walk out by the Delhi side, Vivek Khurana refused of any such move.
"Our skipper (Nitish) Rana just asked the umpires as to why they overturned the initial decision. We never walked out. The match referee (Ranganathan) came in and play resumed as usual," Khurana added.
DDCA general secretary Vinod Tihara stated, "The match was halted for seven to eight minutes. There was nothing untoward. Our boys felt that Gill was out and that's why they asked the umpires why the decision was reversed."