On October 9, during the second day of the third test match between India and New Zealand, many fans were left wondering why the New Zealand team had five runs already up on board even before they had taken the field to bat.
The reason behind the unusual start to the second innings was Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja.
You see while Jadeja was batting along with Rohit Sharma during the match, he was given clear instruction by captain Virat Kohli to take the score for India beyond 550 runs as soon as possible.
Jadeja, while eager to do so was also keen to assist Rohit to reach his half century quickly.
But it was not the first time he had done so. Umpire Bruce Oxenford had already given him a warning for the same mistake earlier in the match when he was bowling.
You see, in cricket, the batsmen are not allowed to step on the playing pitch, so as not to damage it with their shoes which have nails at the bottom.
It was a good thing though that Jadeja’s second warning came while he was batting and not bowling.
You see while a batsman can do this and get away with it at the cost of just 5 runs, a bowler with his second warning is banned from bowling for the rest of the inning.