West Zone captain Rahane asks team-mate Jaiswal to leave the field

Hindustan Times

Rohit Singh

Modified Sep 25, 2022 4:31 PM IST

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In a rare act, West Zone captain Ajinkya Rahane ordered his team-mate Yashasvi Jaiswal to leave the field for disciplinary reasons. Setting an example on the fifth day of the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone. The 20-year-old Jaiswal had a great time with the bat. Smashing a double-century to set up a big win for West Zone. However, on the field, he found himself at the centre of controversy on Sunday. He was asked by his captain Rahane to leave the field for going overboard with sledging against South Zone batter Ravi Teja.

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Teja had apparently complained about the verbal volleys that. Jaiswal was consistently firing at him as he was fielding close to the bat. After being spoken to earlier. Jaiswal came under fire again in the 57th over when the on-field umpire complained about the young batter’s alleged verbal volleys. Jaiswal appeared to be animated when Rahane had a word with him with. Was eventually sent off, leaving West Zone with 10 men on the field.

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Jaiswal returned to the field after being away for seven overs. He was later declared the Player of the Match after West won by 294 runs. Asked about the incident involving Jaiswal, Rahane said after the match, “I believe in always respecting your opponents, umpires and match officials. So you have to handle certain incidents in a certain manner.”

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West Zone were not allowed to use another fielder due to the MCC’s rules involving substitutes. As per law 24.1. The umpires shall allow a substitute fielder only “if they are satisfied that a fielder has been injured or become ill and that this occurred during the match,”. “For any other wholly acceptable reason”. In all other circumstances, a substitute is not allowed