England players unhappy with the 50-50 umpiring decision which did not go in their favor on the opening day of the 3rd Test against India
Zak Crawley was requested about the TV umpire, C Shamshuddin, overturning on-field umpire’s out the call for opener Shubman Gill. who was given not out on a stumping appeal of the bowling of Jack Leach towards the end of day’s play
“It’s very frustrating. We’re behind the game and we wanted those little 50-50 situations to go our way. That’s the way it goes sometimes. It’s certainly not our day. It does not help our chances,” Crawley said
‘I would like to answer but I’ll leave that to the captain and senior players.’ ‘As a young player I’ll keep my nose out of that situation, that’s for Joe Root, I think.– he said
Joe Root and Chris Silverwood went to see Javagal Srinath, the ICC match referee, after the end of the first day’s play to register their frustrations after two decisions – both of which went India’s way – were made, in their view, unusually quickly.
England players have clashed with Shamshuddin previously. He stood down – reportedly due to ill health – from a T20I series decider between England and India in 2017 after Eoin Morgan expressed “extreme frustration” with his performance.
England’s 1st Inning Score– 112/10 Zak Crawley 53 runs, Joe Root 17 runs; Axar Patel 38/6, Ashwin 26/3 Ishant Sharma 26/1