Friday, June 27, 2008

Spirit of Cricket??

19th Feb 1999, Eden Gardens, Kolkata . India are 2 for 143, and in a solid position chasing a stiff target of 279 to win in the 4th innings of an edge-of-the-seat Indo-Pakistan Test Match. Sachin Tendulkar after punching Wasim Akram in the leg side, turns for the 3rd run and is about to make it comfortably, when this happens.

Wasim Akram, Captain, Pakistan appeals vociferously. Third umpire gives Sachin out.

25th June 2008, Oval, London. New Zealand are in the midst of a tense chase against England, when this happens.

Umpires confer and ask Paul Collingwood, the English Captain if we wants to uphold the appeal. He says yes, and Grant Elliot is given out.

Collingwood later apologizes and regrets not having withdrawn the appeal.

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