Originally posted by Crowley Ian should have taken off his pads and graciously told Dhoni and the umpires "Thanks guys, but I was out, fair and square. Catch you on the flipside."
Definitely. If he were honest, he would have stuck to the rules. Yet more evidence for the real "sporting" qualities of the English. (Good thing that certain posters on this board are more honest - well done!)
Originally posted by Shallow Blue Definitely. If he were honest, he would have stuck to the rules. Yet more evidence for the real "sporting" qualities of the English. (Good thing that certain posters on this board are more honest - well done!)
so what do you base this supposed negative comment on, incidences if you may ? the game was all but dead for lunch, look at the evidence from the cameras eye and most of the players..the indian's concerned correctly went through the process of toppling the bails but reconsidered over lunch..they didn't have to... read some pertinent comments from those directly concerned before making such nonsense comments...
If the Laws of Cricket are strictly applied, then Bell was out. It is not up to the batsman to assume that the ball is dead, or the over is over, or it's time for tea. Those decisions rest solely with the umpire. Bell himself said his action was "naive" (not to mention completely stupid). So the Indian team (at the suggestion of Tendulkar, according to a Cricinfo article) decided to cut the "youngster" some slack. Some other teams would not have done it ("toss another Pommie bastard on the barbie" ), so "bravi" to the Indian team for demonstrating "The Spirit of Cricket".