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Sarfaraz Khan brilliance in vain after Rohit Sharma-Dhruv Jurel refuse to take review; Replay shows OUT

Sarfaraz Khan brilliance in vain after Rohit Sharma-Dhruv Jurel refuse to take review; Replay shows OUT

The missed opportunity to dismiss Crawley, who was batting on 61 at the time, could have significant consequences for the outcome of the Test match.

India vs England 5th Test (IND vs ENG): A controversial moment unfolded in the ongoing fifth Test between India and England at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, leaving the home team with a sense of what might have been.

Sarfaraz Khan conviction meets Rohit Sharma hesitation

With England batting at 100/2 after lunch, spinner Kuldeep Yadav trapped Zak Crawley in front. The ball deflected off wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel’s gloves and into the hands of short-leg fielder Sarfaraz Khan, who immediately appealed for a catch. While Sarfaraz Khan was adamant about the dismissal, Dhruv Jurel, partially blinded by the batsman, was hesitant.

Captain Rohit Sharma, following a discussion with the players involved, opted against taking a review.

Replays Reveal a Missed Opportunity

The decision not to review proved costly as replays on the big screen showed a clear “spike” on the UltraEdge technology, indicating that the ball had indeed taken a slight nick off Zak Crawley bat before going to the fielder.

This revelation left Sarfaraz Khan visibly disappointed, while Rohit Sharma could only offer a wry smile.

Dhruv Jurel Tough Call

While understanding Jurel’s challenging position due to the visual obstruction, the missed review has sparked debate amongst experts and fans alike. Some argue that Rohit should have trusted his gut instinct and opted for the review based on Sarfaraz’s conviction, while others acknowledge the difficulty of the decision-making process in such high-pressure situations.

A Crucial Moment in Match

The missed opportunity to dismiss Crawley, who was batting on 61 at the time, could have significant consequences for the outcome of the Test match. With England currently rebuilding their innings after losing two quick wickets, India will be hoping to avoid further setbacks and capitalize on their bowling momentum.

This controversial incident highlights the importance of clear communication and confident decision-making in the heat of the moment, as even the slightest hesitation can have a major impact on the course of a match.

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