Rassie van der Dussen’s LBW decision in the ongoing 2023 World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan has sparked a major debate on social media platforms. Concussion substitute Usama Mir tried to trap Rassie in front of his stumps on the fifth ball of the 19th over as the South African batter failed to connect a shot.
The on-field umpire declared it out, but Rassie was not satisfied with the decision. He opted for a DRS, which initially showed that the pitching was in line, impact was umpire’s call, while the wickets were missing. Just a few seconds later, it changed from missing to umpire’s call, the green turned into yellow, meaning that the on-field umpire’s decision stood.
Rassie van der Dussen had to walk back to the dressing room after Usama Mir trapped him in front of the stumps. Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to the dismissal:
" I Love you but as a friend " pic.twitter.com/BPo5hhjTt9— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) October 27, 2023
Wickets missing turned into an umpire's call.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 27, 2023
Unlucky Rassie Van Der Dussen. pic.twitter.com/W8eRLByPO3
Rassie van der Dussen becomes the first batter to get dismissed by a concussion substitute in World Cups. pic.twitter.com/KTTIaOVnfa— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 27, 2023
Rassie van der Dussen's performance against spin in WC 2023:— Sidharth (@CrikTour) October 27, 2023
– 6 innings
– Faced 99 balls
– Scored 95 runs
– Got out 6 times. pic.twitter.com/LKvcu9BjsD
South Africa recover well after the fall of Rassie van der Dussen’s wicket
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first in the match against South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The captain led from the front with a half-century, helping Pakistan score 270 runs in the first innings. Saud Shakeel scored 52 runs as well. Speaking with the host broadcaster after the first innings, Saud said:
“Earlier the ball was slightly gripping. I know my strengths and the sweep shots were on. Whatever the role is given to me, I will do it and keep backing my strengths. In the earlier game, I was getting starts but not converting it into a big score but happy to get a half-century here.”
South Africa are 195/4 in the 32nd over in the chase of 271. The run-chase will be tricky for South Africa, but if they keep their calm, they should be able to chase the target comfortably.