Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Indian fans outraged on Aussie umpires-Indian fans on social media expressed dissent with the ‘double standards’ in Australian umpiring after Shardul Thakur was warned for a couple of bouncers to Pat Cummins while Mitchell Starc bowled bouncers after bouncers to T Natarajan during India’s 1st innings.
In the 75th over of the Australian innings, on Day of the ongoing Brisbane Test, Australian umpire Bruce Oxenford warned Shardul Thakur after a bouncer went well past Pat Cummins’ height. Oxenford called a wide for the delivery and also issued a warning to Shardul Thakur (4/61).
However, fans have pointed out that if that was ‘intimidatory bowling’ then Mitchell Starc’s heap of bouncers to Indian tailenders should’ve been warned as well.
Check few of the reactions here
Starc bouncing a #11 at 150ks is fine and legit, but Shardul bouncing a #8 at 130ks is a no ball. @ICC – FFS get the umpires to quarantine and have neutral umpires for tests at least.
— Sathyanarayanan Sridhar (@TheDewFactor) January 18, 2021
Starc can bowl 90 mph bumpers to Nattu , but Shardul can't bowl 80mph bumpers to Cummins, who is btw more than capable to bat.
— Akash Deshpande (@akashmncl) January 18, 2021
Adam Gilchrist said it's unfair to call that a No Ball of Shardul Thakur bowling. It's a Test match, bouncers should be allowed. Even Pat Cummins wouldn't be happy with that call. (On FOX).#AUSvsIND
— Anupam Bhaumik (@AnupamBhaumik_) January 18, 2021