Former Australian umpire Simon Taufel, considered among the best the cricketing world has ever seen, has named three Indian cricketers who would have been nice as umpires. Being among the best within the enterprise, Simon was wealthy with information of the sport, and he has seen many most interesting brains on the market.
Simon, who stood behind the wickets in lots of memorable matches, together with the 2011 World Cup, reckoned that Indian batting icon Virat Kohli, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, and legendary opener Virender Sehwag would excel on the job of umpiring.
The five-time ICC Umpire of the 12 months award winner additionally named former South African pacer Morne Morkel as somebody who has proven curiosity in taking over umpiring.
“You’ve got actually received to have a character and want to need to do it. I’ve spoken to some gamers like Morne Morkel, who’s been curious about taking over umpiring, however as I stated earlier than, it’s not for everybody, however I’d like to see Virender Sehwag, possibly even Virat Kohli or Ravichandran Ashwin take it up. They appear to be very properly on prime of the legal guidelines and taking part in circumstances of the sport in the intervening time,” Taufel informed News9.
Simon, who umpired in 74 Assessments, 174 ODIs, and 34 T20Is, additional revealed that he had as soon as urged Sehwag to take up the job however claimed the explosive opener informed him that it isn’t what he needs to do.
“I keep in mind placing it on his head a couple of years in the past, and I’m difficult Virender to take it up as a result of he’s used to umpire subsequent to me standing at sq. leg and telling me what was out what not was out. However he subsequently stated no, that’s not what he needs to do,” added Simon.