Irani Cup: Vidarbha Skipper Faiz Fazal Given Out By Umpire In Bizarre Fashion, Watch Video
Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal was given out in an unusual manner by the umpire during the first innings of the Irani Cup tie against the Rest of India. The incident took place in the 21st over on Day 2 of the Irani Cup, when Fazal edged a delivery from Krishnappa Gowtham to the wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan.
As Fazal tried to defend the fuller delivery, the ball touched his bat and went straight to the keeper. Hearing the noise, the entire ROI team started appealing, before they saw that the umpire CK Nandan was not in any mood to raise his finger.
Nandan continued to look down at his fingers, as the appeal from ROI died down. As the players looked at each other, and Gowtham decided to walk back to bowl the final delivery of his over, the umpire suddenly raised his finger to adjudge the left-handed batsman out.
Fazal walked back to the pavilion having scoring 27 runs in the first innings, with Vidarbha at 50 for one. Thanks a century by allrounder Akshay Karnewar, the Ranji Trophy champions managed to score 425 runs in the first innings, and take a lead of 95 runs.
Earlier, ROI, led by Ajinkya Rahane, were bowled out for 330, with batsman Hanuma Vihari scoring a ton.