In the on-going Test series between India and England, Joe Root was given a lifeline by Siraj as he dropped a simple catch of Kuldeep’s bowling. Joe Root tried to reverse sweep the left-arm spinner when he found the top-edge of the bat and the ball went straight in the hands of Siraj which he dropped. It all happened in the 47th over just before Lunch on Day 4.
Twitter fans, who are always looking for some spice started finding out hidden meanings in the dropped catch. They started pointing out to a viral video which had surfaced on the internet after the first Test match between India and England. Here is the video which the people are talking about:
Also see what hilarious tweets the fans put out after Siraj dropped the catch:
In cricket, it is absolutely natural to drop a catch, even the best of fielder drop some easy catches sometimes. To find out hidden conspiracies between two cricketers is perhaps stretching the moment a little too far.
Meanwhile, Kuldeep wouldn’t be very impressed as he was bowling after 40 overs in the match. Eventually he did pick up the wicket of Foakes. Even Joe Root got out quickly for 33, thus, making life a little easier for Mohammed Siraj.
What do you feel about the entire issue, should Siraj be blamed for a genuine mistake?
Meanwhile, India won the second Test match against England by 317 runs and level the series 1-1. Next Test match from 24 February at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad.