Vishal Mehra ∙ Jan 5 2023, 2:45 PM | 2 Min Read

Harbhajan Singh backs Ben Stokes' suggestion to scrap 'soft-signal' ruling

image-lcirrpceLabuschagne was caught out at 70

The 'soft signal' ruling in the past year or so has been in question several times. 

On Day 1 of the Sydney Test between Australia and South Africa, the third umpire's decision to overturn the on-field umpire's 'soft signal' on Marnus Labuschagne's dismissal is new talk of the town. 

After England Test skipper Ben Stokes, now former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has urged the International Cricket Council to dismiss the soft signal altogether. 

Labuschagne edged a catch off Marco Jensen to slip, where being adjudged out, the TV umpire, after multiple viewings, overruled the decision. Taking to Twitter, both Stokes and Singh felt that the third umpire's call should be absolute. 

Here's what Stokes tweeted

Here's what Singh replied

Former South African captain Faf du Plessis tweeted that the soft signal was out and the third umpire should have stuck to the call.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia have decided to review its third-umpire camera set-up following the controversy.

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