If Billy Bowden’s crooked finger wasn’t enough to remember him, this LBW decision will surely remind you of him. No, this decision wasn’t an extraordinary one and nor a blunder. What differentiates this is the time Billy took to raise his finger. This does makes it a possible contender of being the longest time an umpire took to give an LBW decision.
Billy took so long that the batsman had reached the other end by the time he raised his finger. Being almost sure that a run has been added to the team’s total, via a leg-bye, he was surprised to see the finger raised against him.
Here is the video:
The match was held between Australia and West Indies. Mitchell Johnson is the bowler and Narsingh Deonarine is the batsman here.