Making The Third Umpire Dramatic Again

Here’s a suggestion: instead of showing the third umpire screen replays immediately after the square leg umpire refers it, should broadcasters wait for the decision first? I know that could be immensely disrespectful to the television viewer, but it might just keep that audience on its toes for 1 or 2 minutes, so they wouldn’t immediately discover the fate of a particular batsman and then have that annoying wait for the third umpire to signal his call. 

Perhaps not, though: I still feel that sense of drama when the first replay comes on the screen, when I either wish the ball to go to the stumps or the batsman to beat the physics of frames. I don’t know.


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