IND vs ENG, Hopefully, We'll Get Rid Of Umpiring Errors: Jack Leach On Ajinkya Rahane Review
England spinner Jack Leach said on Saturday that he would have liked to get India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's wicket, which was not given out due to a third umpire error on the first day of the second Test here.
Third umpire Anil Chaudhary missed out on checking if the ball had grazed Rahane's gloves before being caught by Ollie Pope at short leg.
"It was obviously a mistake and these things happen. Obviously, it would have been nice to get Rahane's wicket but it didn't cost us much. Pleased that he got out (in the next over)," said Leach in a virtual media interaction after the day's play at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
The second ball of the 75th over, bowled by Leach, looped off Rahane's thigh pad and Pope took a comfortable catch. England reviewed the on-field umpire's decision of not out and the ultra edge showed a flat line as the ball crossed the bat and hit the pad.
Third umpire Chaudhary then decided to go for the leg before the wicket (LBW) decision without checking if the ball had touched Rahane's glove. Replays showed that it had and England was reinstated the review later.
Rahane was dismissed in the next over by off-spinner Moeen Ali for 67, after adding two more runs to his total.
Leach compared the Decision Review System (DRS) to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in football, which has come under significant criticism this season in England's Premier League from players, managers and pundits.