> > > > > To give that not out. It was clear from the moment we saw it live that
> > > > > Ponting snicked the ball. There was clearly a noise. How the umpire
> > > > > missed that. It wasn't even a thin edge. It was a thick edge. An awful
> > > > > decision.
> > > > > Thankfully, UDRS comes into the picture. It would have been a travesty
> > > > > of justice had that been a thin edge and difficult to tell. It should
> > > > > still have been given out but one never knows in slow motion replays
> > > > > these days. Thankfully, it was a thick edge and there was no room for
> > > > > debate. Why the umpire chose not to give that out will remain a
> > > > > mystery.
> > > > Bro, have you ever stood as an umpire? Then you would not post like
> > > > this. Why is this a mystery to you? Umpire just made a mistake,
> > > > simple. You are watching TV and have the benefit of replays and what
> > > > not, it is EASY to say all this from the benefit of hindsight. He is a
> > > > good umpire, better than the Asad Rauf, Idiot De Silva and Ameer
> > > > Saheba.
> > > > H
> > > I agree that umpires have it rough. A thin edge and I would agree with
> > > you. But such a thick edge and the umpire didn't notice it. If it
> > > wasn't for UDRS Ponting would have remained not out gone on to hit a
> > > big fifty or even a hundred and Australia would have won the match.
> > > India would in all likelihood have played NZ instead of now playing
> > > Australia in the quarterfinals. The whole complexion of the world cup
> > > would have changed.
> > > Maybe I was a bit harsh on the umpire but my post was more about UDRS
> > > also coming to the rescue and saving the batsmen or vindicating the
> > > bowlers (either way). :)
> > Point well taken. We all make mistake and umps, refs are no different.
> > Nicks and deflections are very hard and I think technology is must in
> > those situation. Snickometer and hotspot are must in UDRS. I don't get
> > the Australian military technology argument. Why can't some other
> > company develop hotspot and let's include that into UDRS. In light of
> > all this Sachin's walking today was great.
> > Regards,
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> Agreed. The combination of hotspot with the existing technology being
> used in the world cup would make the UDRS even more effective. Then
> even the thin edges would show up.
> I actually have a different opinion on Tendulkar walking. I guess
> better late than never but for more than 21 years of his international
> cricketing career he never walked. It would truly be commendable had
> he done so far earlier in ?his career in match situations or personal
> landmarks when it would have really meant something. To do so now when
> he is almost on the verge of retiring in a meaningless match really
> doesn't count for much. :)
In fact, today one of my coworkers (from Mumbai) said, "Oh Sachin
always walked." I was laughing and said, "No man, I never seen him
walk. This was the first time." To be honest, I did not think it was a
big deal either way. I did not see any problem Ponting standing his
ground either. This is a very personal decision. Let the ump decide. I
do have a lot of respect for Gilchrist though since he walked