Sports Grasp
Sports Grasp

ICC’s elite committee member Steve Bucknor accepts that he made some wrong decisions, by giving Sachin out wrongly on two different occasions. He still regrets his decisions, it’s almost 11 years that Bucknor has retired. He said in a radio program.

“Tendulkar was given out on two different occasions when those were mistakes. I do not think any umpire would want to do the wrong thing. It lives with him and his future could be jeopardized,” said Steve Bucknor in a radio show.

There was a lot of noise in the Eden Gardens: Bucknor

Bucknor said, “To err is human. Once in Australia, I gave him out leg before wicket and the ball was going over the top. Another time, in India it was caught behind. The ball deviated after passing the bat but there was no touch. But the match was at Eden Gardens and when you are at the Eden and India is batting, you hear nothing.”

He added, “Because 100,000 spectators are making noise. Those were the mistakes and I was unhappy. I am saying a human is going to make mistakes and accepting mistakes is part of life.”

Bucknor also kept his views about new technologies being introduced 

He also talked about the introduction of new technologies in cricket like DRS. He feels that the Decision Review System(DRS) has helped umpires in making decisions. 

“I am not certain if it affects the confidence of umpires, but I know it has improved umpiring. It has improved umpiring because there was a time when we were saying the batsman was so-called playing down the line, therefore he is not going to be given out leg before, but if the technology is saying the ball is hitting, then you have to give him out. So, we learn from the technology,” said Bucknor

He added, “The umpires who do not enjoy having technology around, I hope that they have a rethink. What it does if you make a mistake it can be corrected on the field.”