ENG vs SA : After England lost to South Africa in the second T20I and Riled Rossouw escaped Jos Buttler’s caught-behind shout, Ben Stokes demanded a rule reform on Twitter.
Stokes has requested the “soft signal” rule be eliminated in response to England’s 58-run loss to South Africa in the second Twenty20 International in Cardiff.
The wicketkeeper, Buttler, believed he had made an apparent catch after diving across the field to glove a ball that Chris Jordan had pitched down the leg side. Buttler asked for a review after the umpire called Rossouw out, but it was overturned.
Even though it appeared like Buttler had made a clean catch in real-time, when the footage was slowed down, it appeared that the ball had bounced just as he was catching it. The 32-year-old Rossouw went on to play the innings that won the game due to the third umpire’s not-out judgement.
Ben Stokes asked, “Can we get rid of the soft signal now?”
Ben Stokes elected not to state his opinion about whether Rossouw was out in his response to the event on Twitter, instead focusing on the fact that the third umpire made his judgement without being swayed by a “soft signal” from the on-field umpires. Written by Ben Stokes
Please get away with the weak signal since the third umpire decided without using one.
The umpires typically analyse catches like the one Buttler made, giving the third umpire a “soft signal” to indicate whether they believe the ball bounced or not.
The third umpire must then uncover convincing evidence to refute the “soft signal,” which is typically challenging given that television replays only offer a 2D image.
When a catch is made, as the one Buttler made, the umpires often analyse it and give the third umpire a “soft signal” to indicate whether they think the ball bounced or not. Next, the third umpire must provide strong evidence to disprove the “soft signal,” which is usually tricky because television replays only provide a 2D image.