No, no, I’m not another angry Indian fan, incensed about umpiring standards. Overall, these two umpires have done a much better job than the previous two (and I never really had that big a problem with them either).
Still, during the last Test and at least with the decision against Ganguly in this one at Adelaide, Asad Rauf has not taken height into account at all in his leg before wicket decisions. One commentator had an interesting way of articulating the problem in this regard: he said that with every decision, Rauf has been consistent in his “interpretation,” which made me think of all sorts of legal models that are in vogue in current American jurisprudence (for no real reason; my mind is that random). Continue reading