Vineet Kulkarni left red-faced
Third umpire Vineet Kulkarni found himself in an embarrassing position when he failed to declare Cheteshwar Pujara out on the second day of the second and final India-West Indies Test yesterday.
Pujara was batting on 77 when Kieran Powell dived at forward short leg and appealed for a catch off, off-spinner Shane Shillingford’s bowling.
English umpire Nigel Llong, who was unsure whether the catch had been taken cleanly consulted Kulkarni who surprised everyone by ruling that Pujara was not out. TV replays showed that Powell had his fingers under the ball. India were 257-3 at this stage.