5 Instances when star batsmen refused to walk even after edging the ball

5 Instances when star batsmen refused to walk even after edging the ball

Along with many fair moments, the sport has also witnessed instances when batsmen refused to walk in controversial circumstances

2. Michael Clarke against India

The Border-Gavaskar trophy has always yielded thrilling encounters for fans and along with that, there have been many controversial moments too which have hogged the spotlight. One such instance is when a young Michael Clarke refused to walk despite edging the ball towards Rahul Dravid at the first slip.

The instance happened in the second Test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2007-08 when Michael Clarke took the guard after the departure of Matthew Hayden. Anil Kumble hurled down a google at the Australian and in a futile attempt to cut the delivery, the Australian got a thick edge and the ball flew directly into the hands of Rahul Dravid.

All the Indian players were jumped in joy but Clarke refused to leave his crease until umpire Steve Bucknor raised his finger and confirmed the right-hander’s dismissal. Anil Kumble, the Indian skipper was furious at Clarke’s behaviour and also stated in an on-ground interview that only one team was playing in the spirit of the game.