Australian umpire Simon Taufel revealed, during a summit in Nagpur, what fast bowler Munaf Patel had spat out at England’s Owais Shah during the 2006 Wankhede Test. The 48-year-old official also stated that while technology has helped cricket massively, it wouldn’t replace humans anytime soon.
It was during the summer of 2006 when England
Taufel was officiating the match, as per TOI reports, and decided to speak at length about it during his speech at the Annual Entrepreneurship Summit, Consortium'19 in Nagpur, where he was the keynote speaker. He pointed towards the photograph of that particular incident and
The crowd was very much interested to know and Taufel revealed it. In his Australian accent, the former umpire said, “Munaf said 'Saala ch***a' to Shah,” said Taufel reported TOI, as the crowd broke into laughter.
"One of the things I learned as a cricket umpire was I got to know good words in local language. Now, I know bad words in seven different languages. It helped me a lot in dealing with on-field incidents," added Taufel.
The youngest person to receive the ICC's Bronze Bails Award for umpiring 100 ODIs, Taufel also referred to Aaron Finch’s dismissal in the third ODI between Australia and India in Ranchi. The Aussie skipper had gone deep behind his crease and had missed a quickish delivery by Kuldeep Yadav as the ball hit his leg. While the ball-tracking showed that it was crashing into middle and leg stump, many weren’t convinced.
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