Lloyd questions umpires' authority after Rahul, Pant walk off during 'passing showers'

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08 Aug 2021 | 05:55 AM
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Lloyd questions umpires' authority after Rahul, Pant walk off during 'passing showers'

The incident happened on a stop-start Day Three when combination of rain and bad light played spoilsport

Former England cricketer David Lloyd was not happy with the fact that India batsmen KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant opted to walk off the field on Day Three of the Trent Bridge Test when it started to rain. Lloyd said it was just passing showers and was unhappy that the umpires were not firm enough and had to wait until James Anderson pointed it out to them.

"Who is running this game? The umpires or the players? We had a squally shower come over Trent Bridge that clearly wasn’t going to last long but India refused to bat. Michael Gough was just letting them walk off until Jimmy Anderson intervened and they carried on. It’s not his job! The umpires need to be much, much firmer," Lloyd wrote in the Daily Mail.

The former cricket-turned-commentator also weighed in on England's middle-order problems and hoped to see Haseeb Hammed in the side at some point. 

"There will be a debate about England’s top order and we’ve been looking at what’s around the county circuit. One distinguished person in cricket told me Dom Sibley is not even the best opener at Warwickshire. Step forward, Rob Yates. And closer to the team Haseeb Hameed is emerging from the most almighty doldrums. He will get his chance again," Lloyd pointed out.

On Day Four, England set India a target of 209 to go 1-0 up. They have already knocked off 52 runs and still need 157 more runs to win on the final day with nine wickets in hand.

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