There's No F***ing Consistency: Tim Paine Faces Sanction After Hurling Expletives At Umpire

There’s No F***ing Consistency: Tim Paine Faces Sanction After Hurling Expletives At Umpire

Tim Paine Fined By ICC For Breaching Code Of Conduct
Tim Paine. (Photo: Twitter)

Australia captain Tim Paine lost his cool and was involved in a furious exchange with on-field umpire Paul Wilson after Cheteshwar Pujara survived a bat-pad appeal on day three of the ongoing Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG). The wicketkeeper-batsman was so angry that he did not even shy away from unleashing an expletive-filled rant at the umpire over the ‘inconsistency’ of Decision Review System.

Tim Paine was angered after Pujara survived a bat-pad review off Nathan Lyon’s bowling while he was batting on 13. There was absolutely no evidence the India star had edged the ball and the on-field umpire gave his decision in the batsman’s favour. Tim Paine and Lyon, however, were very confident and reviewed the decision.

Tim Paine
Tim Paine (Credits: Twitter)

But to their disappointment, the third umpire also ruled in favour of Pujara. The legside hotspot replays were blocked by Matthew Wade’s body, while the ultraedge which indicates the ball hit the bat, showed very small movement as the ball went past the bat. Third umpire Bruce Oxenford looked at the offside hotspot and eventually adjudged that Pujara had not edged the ball. This is when Tim Paine lost his cool and did not shy away from giving Wilson a piece of his mind.

Replying to Tim Paine, Wilson said “I’m not the third umpire” before the Australia star responded by saying: “There’s no f***ing consistency Blocker. There’s a thing that goes past it” — suggesting there was a small spike on snicko as the ball moved past Pujara’s bat. It won’t be surprising if ICC sanctions Tim Paine for his comments.

One of the reasons behind the Australia skipper’s displeasure must have been the way in which he was himself given out earlier in the second Test. He was dismissed after a review concluded there was “conclusive evidence” that he edged out. The on-field umpire had initially called it not out before Ajinkya Rahane reviewed the decision and got it in his team’s favour.

Tim Paine, Justin Langer
Tim Paine [Photo-Twitter]
“I did not hit the ball in the second innings, it was pretty clear from my reaction, yeah I thought we had a pretty same example on day two with Pujara, it sets a precedent,” Paine had said after the incident.

“He did not look at enough replays to see that there was a gap between the bat and ball, the line itself had started before it passed my bat and then it finished again so it was just a lot of things that did not add up for me, I don’t think he took the time to look at the evidence, technology was okay for me,” he added.

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