Today Andrew Strauss called back a batsman who was out because he didn’t want to look bad.
Is that what cricket has come to?
Worrying about how your team will be portrayed is now more important than winning a game of cricket.
It can be the only explanation for calling back Angelo Mathews after he ran straight into Graham Onions.
Onions did not change his direction, all he did was hold his ground, Mathews ran into him, that is Mathews fault.
It was unlucky, but are we going to start calling people back when they are unluckily out?
Should Australia have called back KP went he head butted the ball to short leg?
Why aren’t batsmen who are run out off the bowler’s fingers given such special treatment.
Should India have told any batsman that went out to Agit Agarkar that they could have a second go?
Cricket is a cruel mistress, and it wanted Angelo Mathews out (perhaps because he doesn’t exist), so one run later he was out.
The batsman’s job is to get around the bowler, as long as the bowler doesn’t do a Brendan Julian hip and shoulder, all is fair.
I miss Paul Collingwood’s captaincy.