In the second innings of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia captain Pat Cummins decided to take a review for the catch, after which Mohammad Rizwan was given out. The 31-year-old was unhappy with the third umpire’s decision as nothing concrete was seen on the hotspot but there was a clear spike in the snickometer.
Later, the Pakistan camp clarified that the ball had hit just above the stumper-batsman’s wrist and expressed disappointment over the technique. Meanwhile, according to reports, PCB chief Zaka Ashraf held a post-match meeting with team director Mohammad Hafeez, after which he was briefed about the poor use of technology in the second Test of the series, in which the Shan Masood-led team Was. lost. , by 79 runs. On the other hand, the PCB may take the matter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to address its concerns regarding poor umpiring in the Tests.
I am not against technology in sports, but if it brings doubts and confusion: Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez looked very disappointed with the dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan on the fourth day. The former cricketer mentioned that he is not against technology but pointed out that it creates confusion at times. He also expressed his opinion on the level of umpiring in the match. The 43-year-old player said that the on-field umpires were very inconsistent and this affected the beauty of the game.
“If you look at the whole game, there were very inconsistent decisions made by the umpires. We play this beautiful game of cricket with natural instinct and we all know the basics of this game.
“I am not against technology in sports,” he said, “but if it brings doubt and confusion then it is not acceptable.” Some decisions were not understandable. The ball hitting the stump is always out. I will never understand why the umpire makes the call,” he explained.
Pakistan is currently trailing 2-0 in the three-match series. The last match of the series will start from January 3 and will be played in Sydney.