Shubman Gill Out Controversy, What Actually Happened

Shubman Gill Out WTC Final

There is no doubt about the fact that the Australian team has been involved in a number of controversial incidents. Nobody can forget the India vs Australia Sydney test match, in the year 2007. There were times, instead of consulting the third umpire, Ricky Ponting was consulted before giving the decision. Something similar was seen in the final of WTC when Shubman Gill was given out. To the Indian fans, it looked not out, and that is where the controversy began. 

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What actually happened with Shubman Gill? 

Everything was looking good at the start of the 4th inning. India got an aggressive start, and the score was 41-0. But, on the ball of Cameron Green, Shubman Gill got the outside edge, and Scott Boland took the controversial catch. To many, it looked like the catch was not taken, and the ball touched the ground first. According to the fans, it was a clear not out, but the third umpire gave the decision of out. As per the words of cricket legend Harbhajan Singh, the technology was not used properly. 

Similar incidence in Sydney 2007 test match 

In the 2007, test match at Sydney, between India and Australia. The man in form Sourav Ganguly, edged the ball in a similar way, and his controversial catch was taken by Michael Clarke. At that moment, instead of taking the third umpire’s help, Sourav was given out by consulting the captain Ricky Pointing. 

The audience chants “Cheater-Cheater” 

After the dismissal of Shubman Gill, Audience started chanting “Cheater-Cheater” for the Austrlians. There is no doubt that their emotions must be respected because these incidents are consistently happening from the side of Australians. 

3rd umpire’s point of view

The 3rd umpire checked the catch through the multiple cameras, and to the Indian fans and experts, it clearly looked not out. The ball touched the ground. However, Shubman Gill was given out at the end. 

So, what do you think? Why do these incidents only happen from the side of Australia only? Is it just a coincidence?