India vs New Zealand: Ravichandran Ashwin and on-field umpire Nitin Menon had a hilarious conversation. The first Test between India and New Zealand has gone popular on social media. In Kanpur, Menon has failed to make accurate lbw and caught-behind decisions. Also, in the 73rd over, he had an animated exchange with the spinner. In the over, Ashwin chose to bowl with a diagonal run-up. Trotting in front of the umpire is also prohibited. After that, the non-striker delivers the ball. Not only did this appear to block the umpire’s eyesight, but it also looked to agitate the non-striker, Tom Latham. On the broadcast, Nitin Menon had a heated conversation with Ravichandran Ashwin. He then contacted Ajinkya Rahane, the skipper, to address the situation between overs.
On the platform mic, some supporters recorded pieces of these conversations and shared them on Twitter. According to reports, Nitin Menon said.
Nitin Menon said.
“You’re in the way of my vision.”
“He’s not sprinting onto the pitch’s danger zone.”
The umpire then said:
“I’m having trouble making the lbw calls.”
Ashwin cheekily replied:
“You’re not making any anyway.”
India vs New Zealand: In addition, Ravichandran Ashwin was overheard saying,
“It’s fine if you can’t make a decision; I’ll employ DRS since it helps me bowl better. It’s not my issue; it’s yours.”
According to on-air commentators, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid had discussed the matter with the match referee and his old player Javagal Srinath. Ravichandran Ashwin ditched the diagonal run-up in the next over and reverted to more traditional approaches.
Lastly, despite the bad umpiring, Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed Will Young’s wicket in the session, dismissing the opener for 89 runs. He was much better after being dismissed, and the pressure he and Ravindra Jadeja put on both ends helped Umesh Yadav capture the coveted wicket of Kane Williamson (18) shortly before lunch.