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2019 World Cup | Disappointed Rohit Sharma takes to Twitter to suggest he was not out against West Indies

Rohit Sharma leaves the field after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Thursday, June 27, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

India opener Rohit Sharma on Friday took to social media to express his disappointment over his controversial dismissal against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Rohit, who was ruled out on 18 off 23 balls, posted a close-up picture of his dismissal on his official Twitter page, suggesting that there was a significant gap between the bat and ball.

The picture posted by Rohit indicates that the ball clipped his right pad instead of the bat.

 

Rohit was visibly disappointed after being given out caught behind by wicketkeeper Shai Hope off the bowling of Kemar Roach in the match on Thursday.

The right-hander was deceived by an in-swinging delivery from Roach in the final ball of the sixth over and the West Indies team went up in appeal for caught behind, suggesting Rohit had got an inside-edge.

On-field umpire Richard Illingworth ruled it not-out but West Indies captain Jason Holder went for the review and third umpire Michael Gough overturned the call in the Caribbean side’s favour.

The third umpire seemed to have gone by the snicko after repeated replays showed there was a gap between the bat and ball.

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