Melbourne: Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh was found not guilty of dissent during the first cricket Test against Australia, lingering at the crease out of shock not protest, match referee Mike Procter said.
Umpire Billy Bowden ruled Yuvraj had been caught behind for a duck off the bowling of Brett Lee on the second day of the Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Yuvraj lingered at the crease before slowly walking back to the pavilion, but Procter said the left-handed batsman had stood his ground not in protest but because he was shocked at being given out.
"It was evident that Yuvraj took more time than normal to leave the crease but it was due to the fact that he was shocked at the decision," Procter said.
"At no stage he showed displeasure or dissent at the umpire's decision."
Yuvraj, Indian captain Anil Kumble and team manager Chetan Chauhan argued the batsman's defence at a hearing chaired by Procter after Friday's play.