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Bucknor Sux

I know a lot of people have already put this up on their journals....but here's my take on the issue.

Sachin complained to Bucknor about the light. Just before that over or maybe a little before that, he had quite a long chat with Bucknor and the great Bucknor didn't seem to do anything about it. Then just before the ball on which he was declared out, Sachin made it very obvious to Bucknor that he can't see the ball at all.

I think Bucknor got pissed off with him for doing that. Note that Bucknor's been pissed off at Indians before for things like appealing. So when Razzaq appealed like an ass for nothing, Bucknor said "Ah, here's my chance....off you go dude..." and the rest is history.

Bucknor might have been one of cricket's greatest umpires...but he shall not be remembered like that if he continues his shitty umpiring.


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Mar. 18th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
*agrees, walks to the wall cabinet and picks out his favourite machine gun - and goes hunting for the wild BUCKgrumpoldfoolNOR*
Mar. 18th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
BTW Bucknor's got death threats thru mail and stuff...
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
But what is the use of just threats, that too by mail. Bhai loge should meet him, heh!
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Me, behind u with the same kinda prep, in case u miss! :-)
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
sheesh, and to come to think of it i got his autograph when he officiated in the India vs SL match in the 1996 World Cup match held in delhi.
Mar. 18th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
He wasn't an asshole back then....not your fault :p
Mar. 19th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
Of Course he was.
Nrupal Choudhari -- I will never forgive Bucknor for an instance when India toured SA in '91-92....

In the second test at Jo'burg, SA were struggling with 4 wickets down with hardly anything on board... it should have been 5 wickets soon for less than hundred, but for Bucknor's over-confidence:

the television umpire had just been introduced in the previous test (Sachin being the first victim), and as shown in the replays, the second one shoud have been Jonty Rhodes ... but only if Bucknor referred the decision to the 3rd umpire!

Srinath (of all people) had got a direct hit, and Jonty had cleary missed the crease.....but our wise guy him not out, saying that he trusts his own eye rather than the camera....
Jonty went on to make 90-odd, and SA reached a respectable score, crushing Indian hopes of winning the test.....
India ofcourse lost the next test (and series).... and Bucknor ofcourse apologised later
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
Godamn it! Now that autograph will be worth for burning only, attached to his effigy.
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Mar. 19th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
We expect the best from an umpire of his status and that too in a match against Pakistan, if he were a relatively younger one, we would never expect so much.
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