“Where did England’s so called ‘Spirit of Cricket’ go?”- Ben Stokes and Co. slammed by fans after they celebrate grounded catch 

Ben Foakes had not cleanly caught Yashasvi Jaiswal in the 20th over, but still claimed the catch.


“Where did England’s so called ‘Spirit of Cricket’ go?”- Ben Stokes and Co. slammed by fans after they celebrate grounded catch 

The England Cricket Team react to Yashasvi Jaiswal being called not out (Image via ESPN)

Yashashvi Jaiswal has been one of the best players in the ongoing Test series between India and England. He has scored 618 runs in seven innings with an average of 103 runs. In the ongoing Ranchi Test, he scored a marvelous 73 before being bowled by Shoaib Bashir in the 47th over. 

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During the 20th over of the game, Jaiswal edged the ball to Ben Foakes and it looked like the ball hadn’t carried. Foakes claimed he caught the ball and all of his teammates celebrated getting the big fish of the Indian batting line-up. Jaiswal stood his ground, convinced the ball didn’t carry to Foakes. 

When the umpires referred the catch to the third umpire, it showed that Foakes had dived in front and took the ball in his gloves. Unfortunately, the ball bounced off the ground into his glove, and the third umpire confirmed he was not out. Jaiswal was then on 40, and he scored 33 runs more before getting out. 

Fans call out English side for “cheating” 

Many fans accused the English players of cheating. They claimed that they celebrated the wicket despite knowing that the ball didn’t carry to the keeper. 

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The England Cricket Team celebrate Rohit Sharma’s wicket (Image via ESPN)

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After picking up only two wickets in the afternoon and evening sessions of the 1st day, India bowled out England for 353 on the 2nd day. Ravindra Jadeja picked up the remaining three wickets, getting India out to bat. 

They lost their captain, Rohit Sharma, in the third over to James Anderson. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill put up a partnership of 82 before Gill was dismissed by Shoaib Bashir. Rajat Patidar’s woes continued, as he was dismissed for only 17 runs. Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Jaiswal and Ashwin were the next to depart, with the six being dismissed in a span of just 91 runs. 

At the end of the 2nd day, Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav were in the middle for India. The duo built a partnership of 42 runs, with the two facing 130 balls combined. India still trail by 134 runs, with the pitch becoming tougher and tougher to bat. 

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