Steve Bucknor: To Err Is Human- Veteran Umpire Recalls When He Sent Sachin Tendulkar Back To The Pavilion Mistakenly

Steve Bucknor: To Err Is Human- Veteran Umpire Recalls When He Sent Sachin Tendulkar Back To The Pavilion Mistakenly

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Steve Bucknor has recalled two of the occasions when he gave legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar out when he was not, however, he clarified that those were honest mistakes. West Indian umpire Bucknor had often attracted the wrath of the Indian fans over his several umpiring decisions against Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket.’ He has set almost every batting record in world cricket and smashed a whole lot of them during his stint on the 22-yard. Having scored more than 34000 international runs with a ton of international centuries, the Master Blaster of cricket set certain exemplary records during his career and Bucknor disappointed the God multiple times in his career.

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Now, Steve Bucknor has admitted an error in his judgement and said that being a human, it is perfectly normal for him to have done so.

Steve Bucknor Admits Errors In His Judgement

Speaking on the Mason and Guests radio programme in Barbados earlier this week, Steve Bucknor said, “Tendulkar was given out on two different occasions when those were mistakes. I do not think any umpire would want to do a wrong thing. It lives with him and his future could be jeopardised.”

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Umpires Steve Bucknor (L) and Mark Benson (C) speak with each other after making a decision to stop play on day four of the second Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 05 January 2008. Australia finished on 282 for four as bad light stopped play. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE PUSH TO MOBILE SERVICES OUT AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

“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. 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 are part of life,” Steve Bucknor said.

Sachin Tendulkar Retired As A Legend Of The Game

Tendulkar has worked wonders for team India during his 24-year long stint and even after his retirement, there is almost no one who can come close to what Sachin Tendulkar achieved over the years. His dominance and charisma had the power to hold the entire nation when he walked into bat.

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Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs in December 2012. He retired from T20Is in October 2013 and subsequently retired from all forms of the game on 16 November 2013, after playing his 200th Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium. His final game was the ending of a fairytale in the books of cricket.

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