Not allowed to share my opinion: Mayank on his controversial dismissal

Melbourne: India opener Mayank Agarwal is “not allowed” to express his opinions on his dismissal in the first test of India and South Africa.

The replay of the dismissal for Mayank showed three reds –  pitching in line, impact in line and wickets hitting – after which the third umpire advised the on-field umpire to reverse his original decision of ‘not out’ for the batter who had garnered 60 for his team.

Agarwal was perplexed on the decision as he perhaps had doubts about the bounce of the ball but replays presented a different story and the 30-year-old had to walk back to the pavilion in the 41st over of the game on Day 1.

“To be honest the plan was to be very disciplined and try to play the balls that were close to the stumps. The plan was to leave as many balls as possible and I am glad that we could do just that. To be honest, being placed at 272/3 at the end is credit to the batting unit. We really applied ourselves really well, the talk has been that players who get set have to go on. Credit to KL Rahul for the way he has played and he has made sure that he has been part of some good partnerships,” Agarwal added. 

At stumps on Day 1, India scored 272 losing three wickets and a ton of the stand-in captain KL Rahul. DAy 2 of the game is dealyed due to rain and early lunch has been taken in wake of continuous rainfall.

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first published:Dec. 27, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

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