‘You cannot do that’ – Fans slam Ben Stokes for claiming Shubman Gill’s catch
As if the failure with bat was not enough, Ben Stokes has made things worse for him with his action on the field.
Updated - Feb 24, 2021 8:11 pm
The ongoing Test series against India has not really been going well for England’s Ben Stokes. The star all-rounder has not really managed to deliver as per his reputation in the ongoing four-match series. He started the series on a good note by playing a fine knock of 82 in the first Test. In the second innings, he had also picked up the important wicket of Virat Kohli to help England thrash the hosts by 227 runs.
But since then, things have been going downhill for him. He fared poorly with both bat and ball in the second Test. With the bat, he registered scores of 18 and 8 and also went wicketless as India thrashed the visitors by a record margin of 317 runs. Stokes’ performance in the ongoing third Test in Ahmedabad has been poor so far too.
On day one of the game, the reigning ICC Player of the Year failed to bail his team out of the trouble. Stokes managed to score only 6 before being sent back by Axar Patel as England were bundled for 112. Zak Crawley top-scored for them, scoring 53 while Axar stared for India, taking 6 for just 38.
Ben Stokes slammed by fans
As if the failure with the bat was not enough, Ben Stokes has made things worse for him with his action on the field. The England superstar is facing the heat on social media for claiming Shubman Gill’s catch. The incident took place in the second over of India’s innings when Gill edged a Stuart Broad delivery behind the stumps.
Stokes believed he had taken the catch but the umpires were not convinced. Consequently, they went upstairs and replays showed that the ball had landed on the ground before Stokes picked it up. As a result, the umpire gave his decision in the favour of the batsman, leaving Stokes unimpressed. He and his teammates were not convinced with the decision as captain Joe Root was seen complaining to the umpire.
And as Stokes claimed the catch, the fans took to Twitter to slam him.
Here are some of the reactions:
‘You cannot do that, Ben Stokes!’
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 24, 2021
TV umpire was a bit too quick for my liking with that not out call considering that soft signal was out. But it was the right call. Enough evidence to over rule the on- field soft signal.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 24, 2021
Not out https://t.co/YBKlkeQdDP
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 24, 2021
— Wanderer (@DisDatNothin) February 24, 2021
— Rohit Kammath (@kammath_rohit) February 24, 2021
What a stupid argument to review more angles just like with #pujara catch. The reason for viewing more angles then was to find one that makes a decision conclusive. The very first angle of #BenStokes catch was conclusive that it grassed. To top it, stokes laughing #ENGvIND
— kishore kunal (@kkunal79) February 24, 2021
Interesting tactics there by Ben Stokes, using the grass to shine the ball. Hmmm 🤔
— Prits (@ppatel1990) February 24, 2021
— Mohan (@I_Mohan_GR) February 24, 2021
— Shastri Saar (@lezandshastri) February 24, 2021
Wo wo wo wo…
You cant do that Ben Stokes. Splly in the modern Game. #INDvENG
— OMK (-_•) (@OKbeingOK) February 24, 2021
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel30) February 24, 2021
— krZ18 (@_kannan) February 24, 2021
— MRUGESH PARMAR 🇮🇳 (@IamMrugesh) February 24, 2021
Did Virat Kohli just call Ben Stokes Ben Stokes? 😂
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) February 24, 2021