At first, it was the ‘fake fielding’ incident that came under limelight during the first Test between India, Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and now it is Dilruwan Perera’s alleged ‘brainfade’ moment. Perera was trying to defend the first delivery but it ended up hitting his back pad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar went up straight away and the Umpire gave him out. After Umpire’s decision, Perera walked towards the dressing room, turned back and then asked for DRS (Decision Review System).
After multiple replays it was even visible that a couple of hands went up from the Sri Lanka dressing room signalling something to the batsman. A similar incident happened during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy where Steven Smith went for a review after consulting the players and support staff in the dressing room.
The ‘brainfade’ moment of Smith hogged the limelight as it was opposed by many for being against the rule. However Indian players did not notice that Dilruwan has asked for a review after looking towards the dressing room otherwise they would have opposed it earlier this year.
Here’s the video of the incident –
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The commentator Simon Doull and Harsha Bhogle opposed the incident and termed it was ‘untoward’. The decision was overturned, even Umpire Nigel Llong did not notice the incident. Perera survived but could make full use of the chance. He got after scoring 5 runs to Mohammed Shami.