Asia Cup 2018: Umpire Ahsan Raza signals a dead ball for a bizarre reason
Jadeja's comeback over was quite eventful.
Updated - Sep 21, 2018 7:16 pm
The Super Four stage in the ongoing Asia Cup got underway on Friday with India facing Bangladesh and Pakistan being challenged by Afghanistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively. The Men in Blue have dominated the proceedings so far after opting to field first. However, the umpire Ahsan Raza had to call it a dead ball in the 10th over for some unknown reasons which didn’t amuse the skipper Rohit Sharma and there was some confusion on the field for some time.
The incident took place in the 10th over of the innings when Ravindra Jadeja was introduced into the attack after making a comeback into the ODI side. But he missed his run-up and bowled a no-ball only his second delivery of the spell to irk the fans. The free-hit was awarded at the situation when Bangladesh were looking to rebuild.
Jaddu bowled full toss to Shakib Al Hasan which he tonked to the mid-on fielder and soon the umpire Ahsan Raza signalled it a dead ball. Rohit Sharma was left fuming as he charged to him to ask for the reason but it seems that the bowler delivered even when his captain was setting the field.
Here’s the video:
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Jaddu’s sensational comeback
Ravindra Jadeja though had an eventful comeback to the ODI cricket. He picked the wicket of Shakib in the very same over. His tight line and lengths didn’t allow the other batsmen to get away as the pressure piled up on Bangladesh with every dot ball. Moreover, some poor shots played by them gave Jadeja a couple more wickets.
To his credit, Jadeja earned Mohammad Mithun’s wicket by bowling close to the wickets. But Mushfiqur Rahim played an atrocious reverse sweep straight into the hands of Yuzvendra Chahal to leave his team reeling five down very very early in the innings. The duo of Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain are rebuilding now but the run-rate is very slow.