Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has revealed that he and Australian umpire Rod Tucker received death threats for dismissing Sachin Tendulkar within the 90s through the 2011 four-Test sequence between India and England.
It was the time when Tendulkar was caught on 99 worldwide centuries for some time however gave the impression to be heading in the direction of his report 100th ton through the fourth Test on the Oval. With India 0-three down and Tendulkar enduring a lean patch with only one half-century within the first three Tests, a 3-determine mark on the horizon for the batting nice.
But when he was on 91, a supply from Bresnan clipped Tendulkar on the pads. An enormous enchantment adopted and Tucker raised his fingers, although the ball gave the impression to be lacking the leg stump. And because the BCCI was not in favour of the DRS (Decision Review System) again then, India and Tendulkar didn’t have the choice to refer the choice.
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“He was on 99 international hundreds and there were no referrals in that series because the BCCI didn’t like it,” stated Bresnan whereas talking on the Yorkshire Cricket: Covers Off podcast.
“It was at The Oval in the last Test of the series. This ball, it was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire (Tucker), Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 80-odd as well (91), definitely going to get it (his century). We win the series and go to number one in the world.”
And what adopted was absolute pandemonium. For months Bresnan and Tucker could be on the receiving finish of individuals’s wrath. They would discover letters written to them, objecting to the choice and issues had reached such a crescendo that Tucker would ultimately search police safety to really feel secure.
“We both got death threats, me and this umpire, we got death threats for ages after,” Bresnan went on. “I got them on Twitter and he (Tucker) had people writing to him to his home address and stuff, getting proper death threats going, ‘How dare you give him out? It was missing leg.’ I caught up with him a few months later and he was like, ‘Mate, I’ve had to get a security guard and stuff.’ He had police protection around his gaff in Australia.”