Captain Rohit Sharma’s Frustration: Missed LBW Review Opportunity Raises Eyebrows

New Delhi: India stunned the defending champions, England, in a thrilling match at the 2018 ICC ODI World Cup, extending their unbeaten run in the competition. Leading from the front, captain Rohit Sharma showed remarkable tenacity with his 87 runs off 101 balls, establishing a formidable target of 229 for 9 in the demanding conditions of Lucknow.

The bowlers from India took the field, destroying England’s batting order and restricting them to just 129 runs in 34.5 overs. Jasprit Bumrah (3-32) and Mohammed Shami (4-22) were crucial players in England’s defeat. Expert spinners Ravindra Jadeja (1-16) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-24) also contributed significantly to this decisive win.

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Dubai: India’s Kuldeep Yadav, right, interacts with captain Rohit Sharma during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Hong Kong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. AP/PTI Photo(AP9_19_2018_000001B)

But amid the festivities, there was a noteworthy occurrence that happened on the field. Despite taking several significant wickets, Captain Rohit chastised Kuldeep Yadav. A replay of the 22nd overplayed on the stadium screen during the 24th over. Watching the replay when Kuldeep had dismissed Livingstone, Captain Rohit became animated.

In the 22nd over, Livingstone attempted a pull shot but was smacked high on the pads by a back-of-the-length delivery from Kuldeep. While Rohit considered reviewing for an out, Kuldeep said the ball was too high. Later, replays showed that Livingstone may have been fired if India had been able to review the LBW decision successfully. Rohit expressed his dissatisfaction with Kuldeep’s response to the circumstance.

In spite of this, Kuldeep made amends in the thirty-first over, eventually getting rid of Livingstone with an LBW. This incident demonstrated the Indian cricket team’s fierce competitiveness and high standards, even in their victories during the World Cup. With this win, supporters rejoiced as India surged to the top of the tournament points standings.

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