Mahendra Singh Dhoni unhappy with field umpires using ear piece
Dhoni even gave a piece of advice to the field umpires.
New Delhi: Even though India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan in the much-anticipated Asia Cup clash on Saturday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni seemed tad miffed with the umpiring standards in the match.
Dhoni was unhappy after Bangladeshi umpire SIS Saikat failed to detect a nick from Khurram Manzoor's bat off Ashish Nehra's bowling during high-profile clash at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
And indirectly, Dhoni made his point by indicating that the use of some umpiring devices like ear-piece prevent the on-field official from hearing snicks and edges in a packed stadium.
"One thing certainly should be done. Umpires now use walkie talkies as well as wear ear piece in one ear which effectively means they are umpiring with one ear. It's a difficult job. One needs to consider this. They are hearing with one ear,” Dhoni was quoted as saying in the PTI.
Dhoni even gave a piece of advice to the umpires.
“I believe there is no point having a ear piece when the bowler is bowling as you don't need to use it then. It's better to use both ears as a lot of things might happen on field," the skipper said.
Dhoni later took a jibe at match officials while answering an innocuous question about his tips to bowlers caught on stump microphone was asked.
"It's very interesting you know. Match referees say that microphone is off when there is a situation of one guy from one team saying something to the other guy. But it is very strange that whenever I say something, they always catch it,” added Dhoni.
(With PTI inputs)