Antiga: In the first ODI between West Indies and Sri Lanka, the first ODI match was played in Antiga. Actually, Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was controversially dismissed during the match, after which there was an uproar in world cricket.
Controversy over giving Danushka Gunathilaka out
Danushka Gunathilaka was accused of deliberately stopping the ball to avoid a run out, after which the third umpire was given out to Obstructing the field (disrupting fielding) to Gunathilaka (Danushka Gunathilaka).
What was the whole matter?
It happened that during the Sri Lankan batting, Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka played a shot on the first ball of the 22nd over of the innings, after which the batsman standing on the second left refused to take a run. Gunathilaka came out of the crease, but while returning back to the crease, the ball hit his feet.
This rare dismissal has sparked outrage. Surely it wasn’t deliberate!
– Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 11, 2021
Danushka Gunathilaka was given out for this pic.twitter.com/Vc6YIo6dCi
– Arjun (@ArjunNamboo) March 10, 2021
– Rahul ® (@ RahulSadhu009) March 10, 2021
Pollard is being criticized
Gunathilaka’s foot hit the ball and the ball went backwards. During this time, Pollard complained to the umpire about obstructing the field, after which the third umpire called Gunathilaka out. Pollard’s decision has been clouded by controversies. After this decision, the West Indies team and Kieron Pollard are constantly being questioned that they did not take the right decision by appealing against the batsman, because in replays it was clear that Gunathilaka did not deliberately try to stop the ball. The video of the entire incident on social media is becoming fiercely viral.