Following the incident, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to pose a question to the fans, something which Shane Warne too had voiced while commentating on the voice.
Ben Stokes and England had lady luck on their side as they fought back from being 36 for four to go to tea at 135 for four. Stokes scored a gritty half-century but not without the help of cricketing gods who aided in his “unbelievable” escape after the ball had crashed into his off-stump. In the 31st over of England’s innings, Stokes decided to shoulder arms to a Cameron Green delivery. The ball nipped back a little and hit the off-stump but incredibly the bails weren’t dislodged and Stokes survived.
Following the incident, batting great Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to pose a question to the fans, something which Australian legend Shane Warne too had voiced while on-air.
Tendulkar asked fans: “Should a law be introduced called ‘hitting the stumps’ after the ball has hit them but not dislodged the bails?”
“What do you think guys? Let’s be fair to bowlers!”, he wrote further, tagging Warne in his post.
Many replied in the comments section, some with serious views, others not so much.
Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had led England’s fight back but Australia hit back after tea, with Nathan Lyon dismissing the former for 66 while Pat Cummins sending Jos Buttler packing for a duck.
Mark Wood then came into bat and played a handy cameo, smashing 39 off just 41 balls as England went past the follow-on mark.