Indian fans lash out at Fox Sports for questioning KL Rahul's catch
Rahul stayed low to grab a sensational catch.
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India’s Australia tour can never be without controversy. The ongoing Adelaide Test had everything in it. There was a banter going on between the players from both the sides and there was competitiveness as well. But what is an India-Australia game without a controversy? Fox Sports just tried to create one such instance by questioning if KL Rahul’s match-winning catch was clean to be ruled out.
The 120th over of Australia’s second innings saw the end of a rather eventful Test match. The fifth ball of the over was nicely looped up by Ravi Ashwin to tease Josh Hazlewood. The batsman was floored and went for the drive and was done for the turn. The ball took the edge of his bat and went straight into the second slip Rahul’s hand where he was standing low to grab the catch.
There was elation in one camp and the two batsmen on the field were left dejected as Nathan Lyon and Hazlewood had denied India the glory wicket for 66 deliveries. However, nobody questioned the catch with even Nigel Llong confirming with his naked eye before approving that it was out.
Indians fans not happy
While the Indian fans were delighted that their team had finally managed to win in Australia and that too the first game of the series, Fox Sports’ video raising questions on the catch hs irked them a lot. It could be clearly seen in the video that though the ball was low, Rahul firmly had his fingers under it to claim the catch.
Moreover, Hazlewood was the one who was so close to all the action and didn’t even bother challenging it which makes it clear that there was nothing in it to even doubt. But the official broadcaster trying to create controversy out of it has not taken in good taste by the fans as they have thrashed them.
Here’s the video Fox Sports released:
Was the final catch clean?
Take another look #AUSvIND 🇦🇺🏏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/wz6zm1u2YT
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 10, 2018
Here’s how fans reacted:
Lol Aussies are now coming up with Pakistan and Bangladesh team excuses 😂
— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) December 10, 2018
Cleaner than the clarke one. So I guess that's out
— Nikhil (@NykhilChopra) December 10, 2018
That's clean as a whistle…..#AUSvIND
— Immanuel (@m_immanuel) December 10, 2018
Fingers underneath the ball and calmly and beautifully lifted it again by KL..And here you fox cricket now testing it as it was clean or not it nothing but trying to do something which could blur the Indian Victory upon Australia.. ffs don't try to contaminate your own reputation
— Ravi Shastri (@SRKian_Aaftab) December 10, 2018
Why dont u guys show the other angles to clear the doubts as a clear catch ???@FoxCricket ..why r u guys showing this angle??? It is seen clean grab in the front angle..
— murali (@muralimg89) December 10, 2018
Yes, he didn't readjust his grip on the ball and when he was throwing it up in the air, his fingers were comfortably under the ball.
Don't whine, have some grace in loosing.
— Vipin Yadav (@vipiny4u) December 10, 2018
It was clean catch than the catch taken by @MClarke23 in SCG test in 2008
— Harshal Karkhanis (@harshalkar) December 10, 2018
Is the admin from Bangladesh ?
The way Liton Das is still Unbeaten, Hazlewood will also remain Unbeaten till the eternity 😂😂#AUSvIND
— 𝘽𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙢𝙖𝙣 (@BrutalBatsman) December 10, 2018
Yes Clean. U guys don't accept anything that make U cry. Poor Aussies. But well play mat U give us a Classic test match
— STR Veriyan (@STR_AnnaVeriyan) December 10, 2018
As your former Captain would say and gesture.. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/AlwhjL6wnI
— Nishad (@Nishad_Lad08) December 10, 2018
It was cleaner than the image of Australian cricket.
— Pun of god (@Punofgod) December 10, 2018
Ask ricky ponting, he understands this type of catches better than umpires, even he gave information to umpires whether it was picked clr or not
— Titas Paul (@PaulTitas) December 10, 2018
Grow up Aussie media.. much more to come .. 😉😎 #INDvAUS #kohli #pujara #BleedBlue
— DrKetan Garje🇮🇳 (@imkpgarje) December 10, 2018
As clean as your sandpaper
— Left Arm Chinaman (@leftarmchinamen) December 10, 2018
ask Ricky Ponting bcos even umpires ask him before going to third umpire
— anonymous (@46h1sh3k) December 10, 2018
Wow! Aussies doing what Bangladeshis do after every loss. What a fall!
— abhilasha (@abhippl) December 10, 2018