Ashwin in heated argument with umpire Menon

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Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and on-field umpire Nitin Menon were seen arguing over allegedly obstructing the vision of the latter during the first session of Day 3 in the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

The incident happened during the 77th over when Ashwin had completed bowling the fourth ball to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and went across after finishing his bowling action.

After this, Menon was seen having a word with Ashwin over the off-spinner finishing his bowling action in front of him, which hinted at the umpire being blinded a bit while stepping on the danger area.

Ashwin then beat the outer edge of Williamson’s bat with an around the off-stump delivery which skid after pitching. Immediately after this, Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane was summoned for a conversation with on-field umpires Menon and Virender Sharma.

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