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Ravi Shastri, the former Indian head coach, noted the distinction between the two dismissals

The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma produced an excellent display against Australia as the hosts won the first Test by an innings and 132 runs. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri, who took on Michael Vaughan for indirectly accusing Ravindra Jadeja of ball-tampering, also roasted Matthew Hayden.

The incident took place when Axar Patel was batting with Mohammed Shami. Shami was new to the crease when he tried to go for a big shot against Nathan Lyon. He failed to clear the boundary rope and gave an easy catching opportunity to Scott Boland.

Boland failed to grab the ball, giving a lifeline to the Indian batter, who was on 7 at that time. He went on to add 30 more to his personal score.

Hayden defended Boland, saying the shadow of the roof hindered the Australian pacer from judging the ball.

Ravi Shastri was not convinced and said, : “Is that an excuse Haydos? Dropping a simple catch like this at this level. “No, definitely not… Ravi Shastri has been all over me in this entire Test match,” replied Hayden.

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