>> JM says...
>> > I must need the full video, sports news showed the dismissal but I
>> > still
>> > didn't see anyone rushing Rauf.
>> I'm sure Ponting did.
> He took a few steps down the pitch but I wouldn't call it rushing the
> umpire. Meanwhile the umpire gestured that the batsman was already
> off so the assorted fieldsmen could stop appealing. It seemed that the
> latter didn't at first understand the umpire's gesture and hence continued
> their appeal.
> Nothing worth making a fuss about - it appeared to me that the umpire knew
> the batsman was out but felt he didn't need to raise his finger because
> batsman was already walking. However today's Test cricketer has been
> that they should always appeal rather than celebrate prematurely and in
> doing so, were not aware of the batsman leaving as their attention was
> directed wholly at the umpire.
> The whole incident would have been best avoided by the umpire raising his
believe the commentators on 9 making such a big deal over it. The players
were certain he was out, hence the big appeal. 1-2 years ago Warne would
have appealed and not even looked at the umpire - and that is part of the
game which I believe the authorities are trying to get rid of - so he and
the rest of the team does the right thing in appealing to the umpire, and he
can't even make the correct hand motion (even after seeing the player walk)
and then Ian & Tony start crapping on about aussie appeals (i.e. why are you
still appealing? look at the batter walking off - who are they appealing to
Tony? The batter or the umpire?)