'Arre baap re, ye to dhoti khol raha hai' - Fans react as David Warner demands to show umpires' decision stats on big screen in ground

David Warner was one of the key batters, alongside Steve Smith who was given controversially out in the last couple of Australia in ODI World Cup 2023.

Mathew K
Oct 18, 2023 15:52 IST
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David Warner and Marais Erasmus  (File Photo, Twitter)

David Warner and Marais Erasmus (File Photo, Twitter)

The veteran Australian opener David Warner has come up with a very hard-and-fast-lined statement while talking about the umpiring standards in the ongoing India-hosted ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, the Aussies have been on the receiving end of a couple of controversial umpiring decisions in the tournament so far.

Warner himself was declared out by umpire Joel Wilson in the game between Australia and Sri Lanka; the question about that dismissal was about the ball angling down the leg. Meanwhile, the 36-year-old has voiced his frustration over the umpiring decisions and called for the umpire’s stats to be displayed on the big screen on the ground.

"I'd love to see their stats come up on the board as well." - David Warner on umpires

"Player’s stats go up on the board as you walk out to bat. When they announce the umpires and they come up on screen, I'd love to see their stats come up on the board as well. Over some time, players get dropped for poor performances. It's never explained to us about how or what goes on with the (umpire)'s panel,” said Warner. 

“We check up there sometimes and go 'oh, gee, I'm only averaging that now'. But it's just little things that show the spectators. As a player, you know which umpires will keep those 50-50 ones when you're hit on the pad. Because you know literally if you get hit on the pad it could be a close one unless it's not out. There's no bias in anything. It's just you feel like that as a player sometimes,” he added later. 

Now, David Warner will be in action for Australia in their next match of the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign against Pakistan. Both teams will play this match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, October 20.

Here’s how fans reacted to David Warner’s statement for umpires:


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