On Day 3 of the ongoing Brisbane Test against India, The Australian skipper, Tim Paine took the decision to challenge an on-field call for a potential caught behind against Mayank Agarwal, but he decision didn’t go down well with some fans on Twitter after replays confirmed that there was clear daylight between the bat and the ball.
In the 49th over, Pat Cummins had bowled one down the leg side and Paine had taken the catch. It was not the first time in the ongoing Test series that the Australian skipper was seen making a wrong call while going upstairs to challenge a decision made by the on-field umpires.
The social media immediately Twitter was flooded with memes and hilarious takes from fans as Australia lost their review in the morning session of Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Gabba.
Agarwal missed a flick shot as the ball was hitting his thigh pad. The Australian cricketers went up for a catch behind the stumps but umpire Paul Wilson decided not to give it out. Paine challenged the call and the replays showed that the ball was nowhere near Agarwal’s bat.
Tweeting about the same, a fan wrote”Don’t Review Skip!#AUSvIND,” a fan tweeted. “How many times he fails in drs,” another one joined in. “Paine at it again with terrible reviews,” a user said.
Paine at it again with terrible reviews
— Mike Wazowski (@mikewazowski458) January 17, 2021
— John Fish (@Fish_J) January 17, 2021
— Anupam Bhaumik (@AnupamBhaumik_) January 17, 2021
“Tim Paine is just about the worst judge of a review in world cricket #drs #AUSvIND,” a tweet read. In the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Paine had a received a fine of 15 percent match fees for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. Tim Paine had lost his cool following an unsuccessful DRS decision against Cheteshwar Pujara.