Umpiring blunder on Sachin Tendulkar angers Eden fans


Kolkata:  If Twitteratis are to be believed, it will be a long shot for umpire Nigel Llong to get out of the country without facing irate fans of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who was given out in a contentious decision on Thursday.

A pindrop silence descended on the Eden as Llong raised his finger while the Windies players jumped in joy on the second day of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies here.

The crowd was cheering every move of the cricketing genius since he came out to bat. The entire stadium rose as Tendulkar made the long walk back to the pavilion, but the ovation was tinged with sadness.

Facing offie Shane Shillingford, Tendulkar tried to defend from his crease and the ball straightened past the outside edge and hit the back leg quite high. Tendulkar, who has been the victim of dubious decisions on a number of occasions earlier, went out silently but anguish and pain were writ large on his face.

Even English cricketer Michael Vaughn hinted at the anger of Kolkata fans well-known for considering cricket as a religion.

“Nigel Llong might need little help getting out of India @Queen_UK #INDvsWI,” tweeted Vaughn….

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