After watching multiple replays from different angles and zooming in, Kettleborough called the decision out, much to the disappointment of Gill and his teammate, captain Rohit Sharma, as well as the thousands of Indian fans present on the ground. The entire process took less than three minutes.
Shami later said, “Yes, definitely, more time could have been taken (to verify whether it was a clean catch) because it is the World Test Championship final and not just a normal match.” “You could have investigated more and zoomed in more. But that’s OK, it’s part of the game.” It was a feeling – that it is part of the game – which Shami would reiterate later.
It was Green’s second excellent catch in Tests, after his brilliant innings of stretching to his right down gully to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane in the first innings, although he had also given up an easy chance earlier in the game. “At the time I definitely thought I had caught it,” Green said of Gill’s catch. “I think in the heat of the moment I thought it was clean. It was left to the third umpire and he agreed.”
Green faced applause from a large and loud crowd of India supporters throughout the day, as well as chants of “cheat” every time he joined the action. However, this did not deter him. “Obviously, the Indian crowd is so emotional and obviously one of their favorite guys, Shubman Gill, got out and I think they were all keen to see it, so it is what it is and we move on,” Green said. Are.”
Only time will tell whether Gill will face any consequences for his tweet. Section 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct clearly states that social media posts fall under the jurisdiction of violations of the Code.