The Controversial LBW Dismissal of Ravindra Jadeja Ignites DRS Debate: Ravi Shastri Offers Explanation



Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 87 off 180 balls on Day 3 of the first Test against England, his dismissal sparked a social media debate. England’s Joe Root managed to trap him in front of the stumps, resulting in the umpire raising his finger without hesitation. Unconvinced by the decision, Jadeja immediately turned to the third umpire, opting for a DRS referral. The Ultra Edge displayed a significant spike as the ball passed the bat, along with an impact on the pad, making it inconclusive. Both the impact on the pad and the stumps displayed “umpire’s call” during the ball tracking process, leading to the final decision favoring the bowling side. Ravi Shastri concurred with the decision and explained that Jadeja did not receive the benefit of the doubt. Jadeja’s dismissal was followed by India struggling to add significant runs to their total, ultimately securing a 190-run lead over England in the first innings.