The Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has taken a dig at the Indian on-field umpires for giving the New Zealand opener Tom Latham out thrice wrongly on the second day of the currently going test match between India and New Zealand.
Tom Latham, who finished the second day with an unbeaten half-century, was adjudged leg before wicket off the bowling of Ishant Sharma very early in his innings, but he reviewed it as he had got an inside edge and the DRS confirmed that the on-field decision was wrong.
The umpire then gave Latham out for the second time after a few overs, this time off Ravindra Jadeja who was bowling over the wicket and Latham got hit on the pads while trying to play off the back foot. The kind of position Latham was in, while the ball hit his pad, it seemed in the first look that it might have been plumb in front.
However, on review, there was an inside edge again as the on-field decision was overturned. And then towards the end of the day, Tom Latham got the third wrong decision against him as he was given caught behind the stumps by the wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha off Ravichandran Ashwin.
It was a tricky call because Latham hit his pad with his bat round about the same time the ball went past his bat. So, there was a woody sound hitting something, but the ball was quite clearly in no contact with the bat, as confirmed by the ultra edge. The sound was the bat hitting the pad, and the on-field umpire had to change his decision for the third time.
Jimmy Neesham never holds back from taking a dig on Twitter
Jimmy Neesham, who doesn’t really hold back from taking a dig, wrote on Twitter if Latham goes on to score a hundred in the Kanpur test match, India might not want to use DRS in-home test matches again.
When DRS was first introduced, India were one of the teams which agreed to the use of it very late as they were not sure about the efficiency of the system and Neesham was taking a dig at that, which the Indian fans didn’t like again.
If Tommy Latham gets a ton here India might go back to refusing to use DRS at home 😂
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 26, 2021