Home > Features > Moments in history >

Sachin Tendulkar given out off a wrong replay on his birthday in IPL 2011

The wrong replay shows Tendulkar at the non-striker's end and Amit Mishra had some part of the foot behind the line
The wrong replay shows Tendulkar at the non-striker’s end and Amit Mishra had some part of the foot behind the line

On April 24, 2011, Sachin Tendulkar was given out by the third-umpire off a wrong replay. Nishad Pai Vaidya revisits that day.

It was a few weeks after India lifted the 2011 World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar’s dream had come true. With the nation in a hangover post the victory, the Indian Premier League (IPL) started off in near oblivion and Tendulkar continued to hone his duties for the Mumbai Indians. He did smash his first T20 ton to show that although his biggest dream was accomplished, he wanted to chart unconquered territories. But, as his 38th birthday approached that year on April 24, there was a bit of gloom as his spiritual guru Shri Satya Sai Baba was fighting for life. And, on the morning of Tendulkar’s birthday, when he was supposed to lead Mumbai against Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad, came the news that Sai Baba had passed away.

However, being the professional, Tendulkar put his emotions aside and went into the game. There were no birthday celebrations this time and he only approached his job at hand. Deccan won the toss at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad and elected to bowl. Tendulkar started off well in the company of Davy Jacobs. While the South African attacked, Tendulkar was more circumspect, finding the boundary on the odd occasion. The pair had put on 47 by the time Jacobs was dismissed in the sixth over.

Tendulkar went along, with Ambati Rayudu joining him in the centre. Amit Mishra came on to bowl in the ninth over. Off the second ball, Tendulkar danced down the track and hit it high in the air. Dale Steyn positioned himself at long-on and took the catch comfortably. Tendulkar started walking back to the pavilion after making 28. However, the umpire stopped him and conferred with the TV umpire to see whether Mishra had overstepped. Then came the gaffe.

The first replay was from the stump-camera and it showed that Mishra may just have overstepped. Then they switched over to the mid-wicket camera, which wasn’t conclusive. The third angle was from the covers, which showed that Mishra was fine and the third umpire ruled him out. However, hardly anybody realised that when the camera angle from cover was beamed, Tendulkar was at the non-striker’s end. This could have only meant that it was the replay of the previous ball. How could Tendulkar have been there when he had faced the ball?

Nevertheless, the main question wasn’t whether Mishra had overstepped. The wrong replay was given to the third umpire, who was only perhaps focusing on the line and not the backdrop.

What happened next?

  •  Mumbai Indians scored 172 and then won the game by 37 runs.
  • Three years down the line, replays remain a slightly controversial topic with the DRS debate intensifying. Later that year, MS Dhoni was given out off a wrong replay, with the frame of the previous delivery being shown to the umpire.

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan’s luxury hotel inaugurated by Mahinda Rajapaksa

Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq half-centuries ensure Pakistan advantage against Australia at Lunch on Day 2 of 1st Test

West Indies cancel tour to India: Ian Bishop calls tour collapse a ‘wake-up-call’

Brad Haddin turns 37

Virat Kohli and other cricketers wish Happy Diwali on Twitter

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here