He is an experienced umpire who is officiating this high-octane match and a match where wrong decisions could lead to deciding matches. There was an incident exactly like the one that happened during the Oscars. The best film of the Oscars was to be given to ‘Moonlight’, but then they announced ‘La La Land’ as the winner only to later discover their mistake. A incident similar to that happened during the ongoing third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.

Chris Gaffaney, the Kiwi was the umpire when India were batting on day 4 of the Test. He nearly gave Pujara a heart attack, when India were at 385/6. Pujara was on 142, when he tried to pull a bouncer from Josh Hazlewood. It missed everything. Josh did not go up in appeal, but the umpire’s finger almost went up straight, only to tuck it in his head, trying to pretend to be scratching his head.

Wriddhiman Saha was at the non-striker’s end when all of this was happening. India is now in a healthy state after not losing a wicket in the first session. They trail by 16 runs as lunch is being taken. Pujara is on 164* and India will be looking to take a lead of 100 plus. That would be their target. Saha is also batting on 59*. India seems well-placed in this Test going into the second innings. India will look to up the ante after lunch certainly knowing the captain Kohli is.

It was a moment that will make Gaffaney be ultra cautious in the future and not jump the trigger soon.