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Watch: Premature Celebration Leaves Subashis Roy Red-Faced

After toiling hard in domestic cricket for almost a decade, Subashis Roy is finally getting the rewards for his perseverance. The right-arm pacer received his first Test call during the England series in October 2016 but had to wait until January to make his debut against New Zealand. He was also a part of the squad for the one-off Test against India but could not force his way into the playing eleven. However, he got another shot to make an impression when he was selected in the playing eleven for the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka.

And the 28-year old was looking to have returned the favour by taking the prized scalp of Kusal Mendis when he was batting at 175. However, he showed his joy a tad too early as the wicket turned into a six. The incident occurred in the 95th over of the Sri Lankan innings when Mendis top-edged a short delivery from Roy to fine leg. It was looking like a regulation catch but Mustfizur Rahman made a mess of that catch as after taking the catch, he landed on the rope. But Roy thought he got his man and started celebrating before realising what had happened. Earlier, in the innings, Mendis had edged a Roy delivery to the wicketkeeper even before opening his account but was reprieved when the bowler was shown to have overstepped on review.

Here is a clip of that incident:

 

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