Sunday, July 06, 2008

Who is out?

This is a question for those interested in cricket.
Dhoni and Pathan are batting. The bowler makes an LBW appeal against Dhoni. Before the umpire responds, batsmen take a run. There is an appeal for running out Pathan. The umpire lifts his finger. Who is declared out, Dhoni or Pathan?
Answer: It depends on who is the umpire. If Steve Bucknor, he must be responding to the first appeal belatedly, true to his style. If someone else, Pathan is considered run out.