India vs West Indies 1st ODI: On field umpire Shaun George did not give Ravindra Jadeja run-out initially but went upstairs after the replays were
shown on the big screen. The timing of the referral upstairs raised questions on the run-out.
During the ongoing ODI series opener between India and West Indies in Chennai, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was given run-out in a bizarre fashion that prompted skipper Virat Kohli to come out of the dug-out area angrily and walk near the boundary line.
The incident happened in the 48th over of the game, when Ravindra Jadeja went for a quick single but the fielder affected a direct hit at the striker’s end. However, on-field umpire Shaun George did not give it an out though Jadeja was short in the crease and neither did the West Indies players appeal to it. But, surprisingly, the umpire went upstairs after the run-out was shown on the big screen and that raised question on the timing of the referral upstairs.
Though it is not known what made the umpire to refer the run-out to the third umpire but here’s what happened on the field during the time. After the fielder affected a direct hit, Roston Chase in a casual manner asked the umpire to have a look at it, however, the umpire did not raise his finger. Kieron Pollard then came questioning Shaun George and the umpire looked totally puzzled and went upstairs quite late in the proceedings