Srinagar: Former Australia cricketer turned commentator has taken a dig at umpire for the errors made during India vs Australia 5th T20I in Bengaluru.
In the last match of the series, India beat Australia to claim series 4-1.
The finish witnessed a bit of controversy as a couple of dubious umpire interventions aided India in the final over, which prompted a rather unwanted on-air remark from Australia great Matthew Hayden.
Hayden was on commentary when the square-leg umpire did not signal wide when Arshdeep’s bouncer was clearly above Matthew Wade’s head and later when the umpire accidentally got hit courtesy a Nathan Ellis strike.
Wade expressed his disappointment at the call and appeared pretty livid with it, and rightly so.
In commentary Hayden said, “You can see why he is upset, that’s definitely a wide. Way over his head. It has to be about his position as well. He was standing up on that ball and it was still over his head.”
Four balls later, Ellis connected the ball well and straight before it deflected off Arshdeep’s hands on to the umpire’s right thigh.
Sharma was quick to react and had it not been for the deflection, the ball would have been headed straight, but luck simply didn’t favour Australia.
Seeing the events transpire, Hayden simply went, “The umpire has done his job for the second time this over. Have a look at this. This time, it’s the one in front, not on square. They are tag-teaming here.”