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Watch: Rohit acknowledges DRS call error with a smile


NEW DELHI: In a moment of DRS (Decision Review System) drama during England’s first innings against India in the

Dharamsala Test

, Indian captain

Rohit Sharma

found himself proven wrong after ignoring

Sarfaraz Khan

‘s confident appeal for a wicket.
The incident unfolded on the fifth ball of the 26th over when England opener

Zak Crawley

missed a glance shot off the bowling of India spinner

Kuldeep Yadav


As the ball hit wicketkeeper

Dhruv Jurel

and lobbed towards the leg side, Sarfaraz Khan showcased quick reflexes to grab the ball before it could touch the ground. Prompted by Sarfaraz’s enthusiastic appeal, India launched a massive appeal, but to no avail. However, Sarfaraz remained resolute in his belief that a wicket had been taken.
Despite Sarfaraz’s conviction, Jurel was unconvinced, leading to Rohit Sharma turning down the request for a DRS. To everyone’s surprise, including Rohit’s, replays and UltraEdge later confirmed that Crawley had indeed edged the ball.


Upon witnessing the conclusive evidence on the big screen, Sarfaraz Khan could only muster a smile, while Rohit Sharma shared a laugh in acknowledgment of the oversight. The incident highlighted the challenges and occasional uncertainties associated with the DRS system in cricket.
Meanwhile, the fragility of England’s batters against high-quality spin was once again exposed as India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep showcased his mastery, claiming his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests. India capitalized on England’s struggles, bowling them out for 218 in their first innings shortly after tea on the opening day.

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