India vs England: 'Why is Ben Stokes Laughing?' - Clear Drop Catch Causes Social Media Flutter

Cricketnext Staff
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A Ben Stokes non-catch off Shubman Gill created unnecessary displeasure for Joe Root and Stuart Broad, and plenty of chatter on social media in the ongoing third Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. The incident happened in the second over when Broad found Gill’s edge, the ball flying low to second slip. The on-field umpire gave the soft signal as out, but replays quickly showed Stokes had not caught it cleanly, thus giving Gill a reprieve. Third umpire C Shamshuddin, convinced after a couple of replays that Stokes had dropped the catch, overturned the soft signal.

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The England camp was unhappy, with Stokes laughing sarcastically and Root, along with Broad, having a word with the on field umpire. In the end, though, the correct decision was made.

Here are some reactions from social media around the incident.

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India are 5 for 0 at the Supper break, having bowled England out for just 112, with Axar Patel picking up six wickets.