Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Sanju Samson, who has been the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals, proved his worth in the leadership role during the third T20I in Georgetown, Guyana. The 28-year-old convinced the stand-in captain for Team India, Hardik Pandya, to take DRS on a close lbw call, which was proven to be correct as the third-umpire adjudicated the West Indies batter to be out after checking the hawk-eye.

The moment occurred on the fifth ball of the 11th over when Kuldeep Yadav bowled a full ball around the leg stump line, which turned towards the middle stump line as Johnson Charles went for the sweep. He managed to catch thin air with the bat as the ball clipped his front pad, but the on-field umpire didn’t give him out.

It led to Kuldeep Yadav asking his captain to take the DRS, but Hardik Pandya was a bit hesitant until Sanju Samson, wicket-keeping for the first time in the T20I series, convinced him otherwise. The review went upstairs for the third umpire to check, who gave Johnson Charles his marching order after the ball was pitching in-line, impact in-line, and hitting the stumps.

Watch the video of Johnson Charles' dismissal here:

Earlier in the day, the captain of the West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first at the Providence Stadium. The openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers gave the hosts a fantastic start for the first wicket, putting together 55 runs in 7.2 overs. 

Axar Patel picked up the first wicket of Brandon King for Team India in the bowling department, giving them a much needed break on their quest to make a monumental comeback in the five match T20I series after being 2-0 down currently. Kuldeep Yadav got the scalp of Johnson Charles, a few overs later, to keep the progress of Men in Maroon in check.