~~Umpiring was there for everyone to see~~

Published: Sunday, January 6, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: Kumble, who is known for his clean image on and off the field, tried to the maximum to mince his words while talking about the dubious umpiring by Mark Benson and Steve Bucknor during the second Test between India and Australia at SCG on Sunday.

"It's there for everyone to see, I am not going to comment on it," was Kumble's response when asked what he thought was the difference between the two sides.

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"It (The umpiring) was there for everyone to see but it was important for us to keep those things out of our mind. We lost a little bit of focus. I think we should have batted the last two sessions," he added.

India lost to Australia by 122 run today largely due to a couple of stupid decisions by Benson and Bucknor.

"We played fantastic cricket from day one. We even took a lead in the first innings but unfortunately could not save the match. Even today a couple of things did not go our way," he said.

The third Test of the series will start at Perth from January 16.


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