During the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka, a DRS review taken by the Indian batsman, Suryakumar Yadav resulted in a comedy of errors that left a lot of fans on social media confused. He was initially given out by the on-field umpire, Kumar Dharmasena but was reversed after a long review.
India’s stand-in skipper, Shikhar Dhawan won the toss in the final ODI and chose to bat first. They were off to a brisk start before losing the captain in the third over. A partnership followed between debutant Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw which saw India cross the 100-run mark in teh 15th over itself. While being just one run short of his fifty, Shaw was adjudged LBW and had to walk back.
Samson followed suit soon and left India was found reeling at 118/3. In-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav walked out and looked at his fluent best once again. He was scoring at a brisk pace before a hilarious incident occurred. Suryakumar tried to sweep a good length delivery but missed. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena gave him LBW, which was reviewed by the Mumbaikar.
Here is the video of the incident:
— The sports 360 (@Thesports3601) July 23, 2021
The third-umpire moved on to ball-tracking after concluding that there was no inside edge. and after a huge delay, ball-tracking came in and the impact was determined to be outside off (and 2.5m ahead of the stumps). The third umpire, however, still went for complete ball tracking and the ball was hitting the stumps despite the fact that the ball was turning away in the real-time camera, which sparked wild celebrations in the Sri Lankan camp.
The third-umpire then changed his mind and asked his on-field partner to reverse his decision and give not out since the impact was outside off. Dharmasena was then asked to change his decision and Suryakumar Yadav survived which triggered hilarious reactions on social media. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 23, 2021
Even the players don't understand DRS confirmed. 😭
— Manya (@CSKian716) July 23, 2021
Not cricket’s brightest few minutes there.. #SLvIND
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) July 23, 2021
Good that BCCI can afford third umpires. #SLvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 23, 2021
— Abhishek Tripathi (@abhithecomic) July 23, 2021
Couldn't understand why the Lankan players celebrated there. Also, Surya walking away was strange.
The impact was outside the off-stump + over 2.5 m. It was clear as daylight on the big screen. #SLvIND
— Yash 🏏🇮🇳 (@iCricYash) July 23, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 23, 2021
Whole Sri Lankan team did a Mushi Rahim.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 23, 2021
Sri lankan players after seeing Suryakumar yadav not out : pic.twitter.com/7wnqBQajXM
— Akshaj Soni (@akshaj_soni_) July 23, 2021
— Sagar (@karursagar) July 23, 2021
SL players started celebrating, right after the ball tracking of Suryakumar Yadav's dismissal. They didn't even know Impact Outside of is declared as not out 😂😂😂.
Surprisingly Suryakumar Yadav also started walking 😂😂.
PS: SL DRS system sucks.
— Mohit Kamat (@RicycleBinLaden) July 23, 2021
— Zeeshan (@zash_k) July 23, 2021