Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket

Breaking/Brief news

    March 15, 2005

    Nirmal Shekar: Should Tendulkar have set an example by 'walking'?

    Nirmal Shekar, who never misses an opportunity to run down the Indian team, especially when it comes to philosophical and moral issues, struck yet again last week. He wrote wondering why Tendulkar did not walk after being wrongly given not-out by Rudi Koertzen on the third day at Mohali.

    He compares Tendulkar's reluctance to walk with Adam Gilchrist's self-righteous stance on the the issue. I'd say he's far off the mark. Tendulkar's stand is as balanced as Gilchrist's is. Tendulkar will not question the judgement of the umpire. Gilchrist will not wait for the umpire, under most circumstances. Perhaps he realizes that being an Aussie is a big enough advantage with the umpires.

    The umpire didnt rule Tendulkar out, so he didnt walk at Mohali. The umpire ruled him out, wrongly, at Brisbane in 2003. He trudged off with the greatest possible dignity. Yes, he did misread the delivery and padded up wrongly. But he didnt question the decision other than having a look of disbelief when Bucknor's finger went up. So I fail to see why Tendulkar should join the "walkers club". I still maintain that the decision to walk adopted by Gilchrist is one of convenience.


    Thus spake Jagadish @ 3:16 PM |
    Did you like the post? [ Subscribe to the blog feed - Blog Feed | | ]

    0 sledge(s):

    We'd prefer if you posted comments with your real name to add more credibility to your opinions. However, the moderators reserve the right to delete comments, especially those containing offensive or unsuitable language. The opinions in the comments are your own views. You are welcome to provide a URL to your own cricket blog, but the moderators reserve the right to delete comments which only reference sites for viewing live streams.

    Post a Comment

    Links to Nirmal Shekar: Should Tendulkar have set an example by 'walking'?



    Blogger search:

    Create a Link

    Links within entries open in a new window. Some of the links may now be broken/not take you to the expected report since the original content providers may have archived/removed the contents. Some of the sites linked may require registration/subscription.
    All opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. The authors' respective employers (past, present or future) are in no way connected to the opinions expressed here.
    All pictures, photographs used are copyrights of the original owners. We do not intend to infringe on any copyright. Pictures and photographs are used here to merely accentuate and enhance the content value to our readers.

    Powered by Blogger Locations of visitors to this page
    RSS Feed - RSS Feed

    Contact us
    cricket24x7 at gmail dot com
    cricket24x7 at yahoo dot com

    How Cricket 24x7 started

    The squad
    New Zealand Cricket board fines Daryl Tuffey $1000...
    India face must-win situation at Eden Gardens than...
    Flintoff will miss Bangladesh series
    Michael Slater reveals his bipolar disorder
    Warne moving to England
    ICC match referees, glass houses, throwing stones ...
    Kamran and Razzaq defy India with help from bowler...
    Australia romp home after New Zealand blink
    Same old Zimbabwe story yet again, this time again...
    Brilliant Inzamam cannot prevent Pakistan from loo...

    RHS navbar photo source - Tc7

    Partnership between

    Creative Commons License
    Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket by V Ganesh & S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.