Cheteshwar Pujara falls to controversial decision, fans boo umpires

Headingley, April 28: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's contentious dismissal in an English County Championship match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire created a mini-controversy as some of the home team fans booed the umpires at the end of the day's play.

The Saurashtra right-hander, who is playing for Yorkshire, was looking good during his innings of 23 which was studded with four boundaries, before Ireland speedster Boyd Rankin induced an edge which was taken by Peter McKay.

File photo of Cheteshwar Pujara

It was clear from the replays that McKay had taken the catch on the bounce as there was no conclusive evidence of a clean catch. However, umpire Steve Garratt after consultation with the square leg umpire Jeremy Lloyds decided to give Pujara out.

Once Pujara started walking back towards the Headingley dressing room, a section of Yorkshire supporters started booing the Warwickshire players for not showing enough sporting spirit, while the umpires were also not spared as they made their displeasure known at the end of the second day's play.


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