Aussies were given a great respect by me all these days for their cricketing skills, thanks to great cricketers like Steve Waugh, Shane Warne, Mc Grath etc. Now I see nothing but a coward and unprofessional cricket from Australians. It is very evident after watching final day of 2nd test match against India at MCG, Sydney. Australian captain Ricky Ponting made it all look so silly by throwing the Aussie reputation of cricketing heroics in the past. Umpires were at their worst to add to the chaos on ground. I haven’t seen a test match in my life till date with so many bad decisions going all against one team – India.
I have no regrets in saying that Aussies played with a team of 14 members (inclusive of 2 field umpires and 1 TV umpire) as against Indian 11. How the hell can a TV umpire be wrong? You got to watch this 2nd test highlights between India & Australia to witness heights of bad umpiring. Why does an umpire consult the fielding team to judge a batsman out? Why not to refer to 3rd umpire when you are in a doubt? Anyways, 3rd umpire was on the song too, he cannot give a proper decision even after repeated replays on his TV screen with all the technological advances in the game of cricket. I am talking about Andrew Symonds stumping incident in the first innings, thats where Australians took a huge advantage. Symonds was another rotten cricketer who knew he was out after edging a catch to keeper, still continued to bat in the first innings when umpire comes to his rescue. What happened to all the GENTLEMEN nature of Australian cricket?
I can’t finish this post without having to write about Steve Bucknor. This umpire has been terrible against Indians in the past and he proved no better in this test either. If he can’t give right decisions, he has no right to continue in his job of being an ICC umpire. It is high time that he resigns from the job owning the moral responsibility of so many mistakes he has committed against the game of cricket. This match is the worst ever match in recent cricket where there was no gaming spirit by Australians.