Trent Boult is back. The Kiwi speedster did miss the opening Test match of the two-match series against England but expressed his eagerness to play in the second despite the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship final against India lined up in a quick turnaround after the scheduled end of this match. What’s more was that Boult was in the action soon on Day 1 as England won the toss and opted to bat first. Contrary to what the plan would have been for the Kiwi bowlers, they failed to pick up a wicket in the first session. Moreover, every turned down appeal added to the frustration of the Kiwi bowlers and in one particular incident, it was clearly visible by Boult’s reaction.
Early in the innings, when the left-arm pacer thought it was a close call and wanted the on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough to give it out who did not seem interested, the Mumbai Indians speedster gave an animated reaction. The 31-year-old was adamant on the umpire raising his finger and almost finger pointed at him at one stage. The incident went viral on social media with netizens making several comments on Boult. While a user noted Boult was trying to “shoot” the umpire by his finger gun, another observed he was perhaps telling him to “hands up” and surrender.
Check out some of the hilarious reactions on the incident here:
— That-Cricket-Girl (@imswatib) June 10, 2021
I get the flash back of how he vigorously appealed against Virat Kohli LBW in #CWC19 Semis!!
— NIRMAL 🏏 (@Cricket_NKR) June 10, 2021
"Your reign of terror is over, Dark Lord Of The Sith!" pic.twitter.com/ma7K0gq3Xc
— Lea, fan with a raspberry pi (@LinuxLea) June 10, 2021
Umpire be like : pic.twitter.com/EvCZuI3z4o
— Aditya Kulkarni (@Aditya_kul20) June 10, 2021
Ditto 👇🏼👇🏼🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/hDcsoNX97B
— Rahul D / राहुल / راہول (@rdalwale) June 10, 2021