Leg before wicket? No. Prithvi Shaw almost gets out ‘shoulder before wicket’ [WATCH]

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018 | 0

It goes without saying that there are many advantages of being a short batsman. But, not all fingers are of the same length.

Young Prithvi Shaw realized just that he almost fell ‘Shoulder Before Wicket’ and not ‘Leg Before Wicket’. You read that right.

Shaw, all of 18, got his international career off to a flying start by winning the Man of the Series award during India’s clean sweep of West Indies in the 2-match Test series that concluded earlier than expected, on October 14.

Despite, the diminutive batsman had an uneasy moment during the second Test. Batting against lanky fast bowler Jason Holder, Shaw ducked to a shortish ball, which didn’t bounce enough and went on to hit him on the shoulder.

Holder and company burst into loud appeal, only to be turned down by umpire Ian Gould. The visitors then decided to challenge the on-field decision.

Replays showed the ball would have gone on to crash the stumps as the decision eventually came down to ‘Umpire’s Call’.

Shaw survived a scare. (WATCH THE VIDEO HERE)

A similar moment had happened back in 1999, when Sachin Tendulkar was given out after being hit on the shoulder off Australian seamer Glenn McGrath.

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