Dilip Vengsarkar vs the umpire, Colombo, 1985

Dilip Vengsarkar vs the umpire, Colombo, 1985
Then there were no third umpires and match referees to control emotions.


Don Ashley Tyronne's picture
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7 December 2010
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Dilip was really angry about his dismissal LBW /Saliya Ahamgama . Those days sans match referees players could retort with the umpire and get away without any fine or suspension

maestro_of_cricket's picture
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When other countries visited India or Pakistan those days, they had to play against 13 players. So it wasn't that wrong to get a decision or two in our way when we had the chance :) During the 80's we had some very bitter experiences with Pakistan too. We went there and faced the heat and when they came here for the return series, our umpires were in full flow!

Raman's picture

I remember Dilip right from my college days in Podar college where he was an aggressive batsman and wicketkeeper. He would appeal more than a normal wicket keeper. He would get upset visibly if he thought he was given out wrongly. But, I wish we had T20 cricket back in 1974. His aggressive batting was a treat to watch. He had to tamper his style to succeed in Test cricket.

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