The Indian cricket team batter Punam Raut walks off despite the not-out decision by the umpire on the 2nd day of the historic pink ball test match against Australia.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) October 1, 2021
In the fourth ball of the 81st over left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux got one ball to turn, Raut played the ball but failed to make the contact there was a large appeal by the Australian players, despite the appeal, the umpire’s decision was not out but to everyone surprise, Raut walks off after sharing a superb stand of 102 runs with Smriti Mandhana. The fact that there was no DRS in this test match and after multiple replays, it could not be confirmed whether she had knocked the ball or not. Australian Beth Mooney who was on the microphone with the commentators said that she was unsure whether Raut had got a bat to it.
The decision has ignited a Twitter debate over the ‘spirit of cricket and left many more shocked. India is currently on 276 for the loss of 5 wickets as rain forces an early tea break with Smriti Mandhana scoring a remarkable 127 who became the second woman to score a century in Pink ball test cricket after Ellyse Perry.
Raut who is playing her first game of the Tour after losing her spot in the ODI due to her slow strike rate and batting approach she is also not selected in the T20 squad. This decision of Raut showed mixed reactions from the cricket fraternity while some questioned her decision some praised her for her sporting spirit.