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Broad's edge: to walk or not to walk

Stuart Broad's controversial decision to stick to the umpire's 'not out' call when he had clearly edged the ball to slip in the first Ashes Test created quite the stir on the third day at Trent Bridge

Producer: Arya Yuyutsu

July 13, 2013

Posted by   on (July 14, 2013, 22:57 GMT)

There is barely an Aussie cricketer alive who has the moral right to insist that Broad should have walked. Even Gilchrist who was a walker appealed vociferously for balls that he doubted were out and left it in the hands of the umpire. There is no moral difference between standing for a fine nick and a cover drive to point. Broad is no more a cheat than either Clarke or Haddin were for standing in the second innings. In fact, arguably, Broad is the more honest. At least he admits he got away with one whereas Clarke insists he didn't know. Anyone who has played the game at a decent level will tell you that EVERY batsman knows when they have nicked a ball except in the most exceptional circumstances. Clarke had every right to stand as did Broad, but he should at least be honest about it.

Posted by   on (July 13, 2013, 10:32 GMT)

why cant we give 2 reviews to umpire to take a action what happen to board if its a hard one.

Posted by ODI_BestFormOfCricket on (July 13, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

Clarke has no moral right to ask broad to walk or to talk about spirit. Had he walket when he edged in first test against india last series against ashwin?

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