Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Who's to blame?

Tendulkar was given out LBW 3 times in a row...which all of them should not have been given out...He was declared LBW in the first ODI when the ball was clearly pitched outside the leg stump, he fell LBW again in the second ODI when the ball was missing the leg stump and was again ruled leg-before by Sri Lankan umpire Gamini Silva on Tuesday when the ball was going down the leg side by an even wider margin.

The umpiring was terrible...Wrong umpiring decisions are common but three times in a row that too the same batsman..this is un-reasonable..

It's very disappointing to see Sachin given out by these very poor umpiring decisions...

But Sachin was moving way across the stumps which gave umpires a bit of doubt...But the decisions should be in favour of the batsman when the umpires have a doubt in their mind...

Who should be blamed now?? Sachin for his movement across the stumps? or umpires for their wrong decisions?

By the way why can't ICC implement that referral system in ODIs too??

3 comments:

Ottayan said...

SV,

To answer your last question, the umpire referral is still being trailed (Is there word like that :)).

However, I am with you when you wonder at the incompetence or is it chauvinism of the umpires.

straight point said...

But the decisions should be in favour of the batsman when the umpires have a doubt in their mind...

but the looked pretty certain... ;-)

Navin said...

Sachin seems to be at the receiving end of the umpires all the time. It happens on almost every tour. Sachin must have lost count on the number of bad decisions against him.