some of the worst ever umpiring decisions

India
July 8, 2009 6:46am CST
hi friends. [b] we have seen many wrong umpiring decisions and ofcourse they are human and bound to make mistakes . but this discussion is to mention some worst ever umpiring decision,so worse that u cant find one good reason for that decision. let me start. this was a match against India and South africa. this match happened a few years ago. zaheer the bowler and AB Devilliers in the striker. zaheer bowled a beautiful full delivery which pitched on middle stump and got a thick edge .tendulkar caught the ball in the SECOND slip position diving to his right. they all went up not waiting for any umpires decision because it was so obvious but Deviliers stood his ground. ofcourse everybody saw the shock on all Indain players when the umpire said NOT OUT. [/b]
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@Mac6999 (706)
• India
9 Jul 09
Who was the umpire in the match you are refering to? Seriously if an umpire cannot see the ball deflecting to second slip then... oh well I wont say it here. Anyway who can forget Sydney 2008, when Symonds hit edged a ball from Sharma and the umpire gave him not out. Even the crowd went silent, but Bucknor had other plans. Ishant Sharma was so annoyed with that decision.
• India
9 Jul 09
hey mac.i remember that decision but u have to agree that there is not much deflection and the keeper didnt have to move an inch.it was an unlucky one but not the worst one.
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
i remember that decision there was a deflection and a big noise. the only person in the stadium who did not hear it was bucknor.
• India
10 Jul 09
u r wrong there pratik.there was only a faint noise and no deflection at all.they had to use snicko to check if it hit the bat at all.get ur records straight
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
8 Jul 09
That is indeed a shocking one if the ball deviated a long way as it went past the bat which seems the case as the ball was caught by the secon slip diving to the right. But the worst decision there has ever been co-incidentally involves one of the players you have mentioned. I am talking about sachin tendulkar. It was in the 1999-2000 series against australia in australia. The bowler was glen mcgrath. Mcgrath bowled a bouncer and sachin tendular ducked with his elbow towards the front. The ball hit him on the shoulder near the elbow i think. God knows what mcgrath appealed for but even more shockingly the umpire found reason in his appeal and adjudged the master blaster out leg before wicket. There have been many instances tendulkar has been given out wrongly but that decision was probably the most shocking.
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
9 Jul 09
You can be given out LBW if it hits your shoulder, as long as it meets all the criteria to be given out if it hits your leg. I saw some footage of that dismissal, but I cant really remember if it was low enough to hit the stumps. Yeh Tendulkar has really been unlucky as far as dismissals are concerned, there are so many decisions that have gone against him. And then all those injuries offcourse.
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
Are you kidding me? There is no such rule. Whoever told you it can given out that way is unaware of the laws of cricket.
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
9 Jul 09
I am very sure it is any part of your body except the bat and glove.
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
8 Jul 09
OK. That is one decision which came to your mind. But remember it was South Africa. I mean a country against which we don't have much enmity. But look at the Australians. They are the most unpopular champions the gaming history has ever seen. You can look at the history of any sport. No one has done so much of a sledging that the Austalians have done. And this was started by some 'unsportman-friendly' Australians in the past. Hayden once called India a country from the third world. And remember we have got bad decisions against such a country. How can we forget this? All know that I am talking about the controversial Sydeny Test where Australians needed the help of the poor umpires to win the match. So, sad. One of the best nations needs umpires' help?! The 'Gone-Fishing' star had himself confessed that he was out on 30 - and went on to score a century. Boy you made all the memories fresh again.
• India
9 Jul 09
sorry to say my friend but the sydney fiasco was blown out of proportion.this discussion is not about very thin edges or close leg before shouts.this is about the worst decisions that u can understand why the umpire gave it out or not out.as for the things u mentioned,any other umpire would have given the same decision.
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
i agree with abhi the sydney fiasco was such a big fiasco because the umpiring decisions were horrendous to say the least. even the third umpire made decisions that any man in the world who could see would have given it correctly.
• India
10 Jul 09
i can agree only with the third umpire mistakes but u cant always blame umpire for such close calls.when the umpire makes it,its called MISTAKE but when the batsmen makes it,its called CHEATING.
@Tk5013 (311)
• Liberia
9 Jul 09
i think its the LBW decisions against sachin in INDIA - SRILANKA series. He was given a hattrick out in that series. still we managed to win the series
• India
9 Jul 09
yeah i remember that series.3 different umpires and 3 not outs given out and the weird thing is it got worse at every match and the 3rd one was the shocker
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
each one of them was a horror decision.
• India
9 Jul 09
I do not about you people, but I personally feel that Worldwide, Umpires have been baised AGAINST Indian players. This has been going on since ages. Only the recent TV technology has enhanced these glaring mistakes. Even the Match Referees too have been baised against Indian players. I have been especially observing that Ranjan Madugalle, whenever he is the Match Referee, by hook or crook, he manages to fine one or the other Indian player. If he doesn't find any scapegoat in the form of Indian players, he fines the Indian Team itself. More than the Umpires, we should rein the Match referees first.
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
On field umpires, t.v umpires , match referees there is no one left who has not been unfair to the to the Indians one time or the other. i agree about ranjan madugalle.
@checkmail (2041)
• India
9 Jul 09
Hello stardustcdsd and friends this is checkmail and I am a big fan cricket, though myself i play queit a bit better cricket.Cricket is a game of sportmanship not to mention it.But still some player intend to voilet these important game elements.They either do in order to keep their ranking up or to win the match, but most of the time they get lost.I know one specific umpire in the international cricket who is really crazy about our Indian players, he just gives them out if appealed whatever might have happened.I mean to say giving wrong decisions.I think it was also in news for a long time about his brutallity over team India.I can give it in short form its S.B the one and only hating team India.He had given wrong decison in matches at certain crusial point, though team India lost a very few of them.Nowadays thats why the batsmen, bowler and the feilder has the freedom to ask to third umpire over the standing two umpires.Literally it almost solved some problems in the International Cricket. Hope this glorious International Cricket continues forever. GoodLuck to you and friends.
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 Jul 09
even if you had not written s.b everyone would have known you are talking about steve bucknor. it is no secret the Indian players hate him too.
@Renkei (39)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Well, things like that happen. It sucks, but oh well. Darn umpires, hah.
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
cricket is not too famous in my country. but, whatever is that, a match or competition must be done fairly
@Anandhh (389)
• India
8 Jul 09
awwwwwwww!!! is it so?????unbeleivable!!! i think i dint see this match....why umpires are doing like this??????ofcourse they are human beings and are bound to make mistakes!!!but we can easily identify the catches!!!bad luck zaheer!!:(