Sachin Tendulkar has always been in the news if he is playing cricket. There have innumerable examples when he has been involved in controversial decisions, most of which have gone against the batting maestro. One such is Sachin being given run out when he still should have been allowed to bat on.
This incident took place when India was chasing a formidable Aussie score of 252 runs to win. Australian fast bowler Brett Lee came in the way of Sachin Tendulkar when he was attempting to take a run. As Lee was in his way, Sachin had to run an extra yard or two. That gave more time to the fielder to run Tendulkar out.
No wonder, Sachin Tendulkar was frustrated and unhappy with the decision. However, David Hussey was not given out when M S Dhoni appealed for obstructing the field. According to the new ICC rules, a batsman can be given out if he is obstructing the fielder. This does not amount to the fact if the batsman would have been indeed run out.
The same had happened with Inzamam-Ul-Haq – the well-known Pakistan batsman when India had travelled there. Inzamam took the ball straight on his bat from a throw that came from the mid-off region. When there is history for reference and the new rules, why is this partiality against India?
Coming back to Sachin Tendulkar’s mode of dismissal, he was given out shoulder before wicket. Is that any way of getting out? India was Down Under then and a bouncer from Glenn McGrath did not bounce as much as Sachin had thought. Tendulkar ducked for cover, but the ball bounced only as high as the stumps.
All players appealed in unison and Sachin was given out. That decision made big headlines then. But there was no backtracking of the decision and Tendulkar became a part of a controversial decision.