Australian cricketer Peter Handscomb refused to leave the crease despite being caught out in the Sheffield Shield match. Day 1 of the Sheffield Shield match saw a bizarre incident folding out on the field when Victoria batter Handscomb refused to walk back to the hut despite being caught by South Australia captain Jake Lehman, positioned at the third slip.
The video of the incident went viral all over the internet and took place in the 13th over of Victoria’s innings. Pacer Brendan Doggett bowled an outswing to the wicketkeeper batter which got an edge and landed straight into the hands of Lehman. While the catch looked clean, Handscomb persisted that the ball had bounced before Lehman caught it.
Watch the bizarre incident here:
Due to the limited coverage of the match, only front-on-camera and reverse angles were shown in the replays. Following it, the 32-year-old batter got into a detailed discussion with the on-field umpires. Later, Handscomb was asked to leave after confirming the catch with the fielder.
Coming back to the game, South Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first. While Victoria’s openers could only score 1 and 3 runs, respectively, Sam Harper hit a brilliant century in 66 deliveries. Peter Handscomb could only manage to hit 7 runs off 24 deliveries before the controversial incident took place.