Former umpire Ian Gould stated that he would follow his resolution of giving Indian batting nice Sachin Tendulkar out in the 2011 World Cup semi-closing in opposition to Pakistan in Mohali. Gould stated that he couldn’t imagine it when his resolution was overturned after Tendulkar went for a overview.
“When I gave him out at Mohali, I’m thinking this is out. I will sit here and guarantee you, if I see it again, I’d still give it out, simple as that. He talked to Gambhir and looked like he was going to walk out, and I’m thinking thank God for that, then he spun on his heels and made that T sign and the world stopped,” Gould instructed BBC 5 Live Sport.
“Eventually, (third umpire) Billy Bowden told me ‘It’s missing leg, I need you to change your decision.’ Well, no disrespect to him, but I was watching on a 90-foot screen showing me it was missing leg by an inch so I didn’t really need his analysis. I’ve got a picture here where I’m looking slightly disgruntled or annoyed as I gave them not out,” he added.
Gould stated that an umpire’s response in that scenario is just like that of a participant who made a expensive mistake. He nevertheless managed to get his focus again on the sport.
“My biggest fear after that was that I didn’t want another ball to hit anybody on the pad, my mind had gone. I had the brilliant Simon Taufel with me who kept me going. At the end of it, it’s just one of those moments,” he stated. He additionally stated that he felt it was a simple LBW which was one more reason why he was ruffled.
“When the ball hit the pad, all I saw was a quicker ball from Ajmal and it thudded into the pads and went to square leg. It was just right, he’s out. Sorry, you’re out. I don’t care who you are, Sachin or anybody, you’re out. “It does affect you at some stage but what you have to do is like a player, get rid of it as soon as you can. My problem was the disbelief of that thing missing leg-stump, in my mind it was one of those straightforward ones, gone,” he stated.
Gould’s resolution and the overturn got here in the 11th over of the match which was bowled by Saeed Ajmal. Tendulkar was on 23 and he would go on to place up a person-of-the-match efficiency, scoring 85 off 115 balls earlier than Ajmal himself claimed his wicket in the 37th over off a pointy catch by captain Shahid Afridi. India went on to win the match by 29 runs and would later win the World Cup itself after beating Sri Lanka in the ultimate.
“You can’t be walking through many airports when you’ve just given Sachin out LBW sliding down the leg-side. You’ll want to find a dress shop, get a wig and a beard and start limping,” stated Gould.