Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs had done in 1999 what Indian pacer Umesh Yadav did on Wednesday. During 1999 World Cup, South Africa were playing against Austrlia. Gibbs caught the ball at mid-wicket, but in a hurry to celebrate he lost control of the ball. It was considered a not-out. The moment of cricket came back in the mind of cricket fans after Umesh Yadav caught a similar catch of Joe Root. However, it was considered out.
After the entire controvery on whether Joe Root was out or not, Gibbs has come out in support of Umesh Yadav. Gibbs said that there was not much difference in his and Umesh Yadav’s catch. However, Umesh Yadav held on to the catch much longer. He said that both his decision and Umesh Yadav’s decision were correct.
Umesh Yadav caught the dangerous man Joe Root on his follow-through. Yadav held on to the ball, but lost control when he was throwing the ball in the air for celebrations. The decision was sent upstairs for examination. The third umpire decided that it was out.
Umesh had not been lucky in this Test match as four catches were dropped on his bowling. He bowled beautifully in the match but the fielders didn’t support him. He took two wickets in the match. Due to the dropped catches, England scored a mammoth total of 537 runs in first innings. India were 63 for no loss at stumps. Openers Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay were on the crease. Indian batsmen will have bat the entire day if their team had to pose any challenge to the visitors.