The reactions on Twitter to a controversial moment at the Under-19 World Cup, in which South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay was given out for obstructing the field against West Indies.
Maybe you should stop doing it. Whether we like or not, it's law in the game. As for spirit of the game, the players didn't do anything wrong right? #healthydebate— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) January 17, 2018
Disgusting! Once again WI junior team involved in a matter that goes against the spirit of the game. Law or not, I've seen @ABdeVilliers17, @stevesmith49 and @imVkohli pass ball back to fielder. Follow their example youngsters! Play hard but play fair within spirit of game! https://t.co/wePF1N3rKS— mark boucher (@markb46) January 17, 2018
Follow the rules, that's the spirit of the game right?— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) January 17, 2018
God that is ugly. But a lesson to all. Don't ever touch the ball when batting. https://t.co/2LF2AyfE2J— Peter Lalor (@plalor) January 17, 2018
Technically the correct decision, but this type of dismissal is different from virtually all others in that the batsman is actually trying to help the fielding team rather than gain advantage. https://t.co/G3n9j0UxcW— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) January 17, 2018
ICC need to scrap it from the law as a dismissal. Perhaps say the batter can be punished under normal penalty for getting sweaty gloves on the ball if the umpire deems unsportsmanlike conduct. But cannot be dismissed for it.— Tim Cutler (@timcutler) January 17, 2018