SA A v IND A 2021: WATCH - Rahul Chahar loses cool at umpire's decision; throws away sunglasses

Chahar took 1/125 in the first innings.

Rahul Chahar argues with the umpire | Video Screengrab

India A leg-spinner Rahul Chahar lost his temper at the onfield umpire's decision during South Africa A's first innings of the ongoing first unofficial Test in Bloemfontein.

Chahar, who conceded the most runs in the innings, threw his sunglasses away while reacting in anger at the umpire.

The incident took place on the final ball of the 128th over of the innings on Day 2 as wicket-keeper batter Sinethemba Qeshile was on strike. As per the footage available the ball seemed likely to go over the stumps, but the bowler thought otherwise and couldn't believe the not out decision in response to his appeal.

Chahar eventually finished with figures of 1/125 as South Africa A piled on 509/7 before declaring their innings. Proteas captain Pieter Malan scored 163, while Tony de Zorzi made 117.

India A replied with 308/4 at close of play on Day  3 with Abhimanyu Easwaran (103) slamming a ton, though captain Priyank Panchal (96) missed out on his century by just four runs.

The match seems to be heading towards a draw unless something miraculous happens on the final day. There are two more four-day matches to follow between the sides.


By Saurabh Malhotra - 25 Nov, 2021

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