India vs West Indies 2nd Test: Umpire Ian Gould apologised to Windies captain Jason Holder after he got a decision wrong on Prithvi Shaw. Chasing 72 to win, India was 24 for no loss when Holder dug one in short and Shaw ducked expecting the ball to go over his head. But the ball hit a ducking Shaw on his helmet. Holder went up in appeal as Gould did not raise his finger. That is when Holder opted to take the DRS knowing very well that the target is low. The replays showed that the ball was clipping the top of the middle and leg stump. But because it was not crashing onto the stumps the original decision stood. That is when Gould said ‘sorry’ to Holder because had the initial ruling been out it would have stayed that way but that was not to be.
Here is the video of the ball.
And here the umpire apologises.
It was heartwarming to see that Holder did not fume and shared a smile with the umpire and went on. Holder had picked up a five-wicket haul to bundle out India in the first innings to 367.
Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav bagged 10 wickets in the match to help India win.
Shaw scored a brilliant 70 in the first innings and remained not out on 33*, he also hit the winning runs, something he will remember for the rest of his life.
India will now take on the Windies in a three-match One Day International series starting October 21.