Kolkata, Nov 7: England umpire Nigel Llong cut short Sachin Tendulkar's stay at the wicket with a shocking LBW decision during the second day of the first Test between India and West Indies here on Thursday.
The stage was set up nicely for Tendulkar to walk out to bat in his 199th and penultimate Test in Kolkata. However, much to the disappointment of his fans at the stadium and millions watching on TV, the Master Blaster was wrongly given out by Llong for 10 runs (24 balls, 2x4).
At 9.39 AM today, Tendulkar made his way on to the ground to bat in his farewell series. After scoring two boundaries and moving to 10, he was sent back by Llong off the bowling of offspinner Shane Shillingford.
Tendulkar played on the backfoot to a 'doosra' from Shillingford. He was hit on the right thigh. West Indies fielders and the bowler appealed and Llong raised his finger. Tendulkar was stunned by this decision. Replays suggested that the ball would have gone over the stumps by some margin.
As he entered the dressing room, Tendulkar indicated with his right hand that the ball was hit high on his leg. The ball made contact with Tendulkar's right leg (almost on the thigh).
It was a case of Llong spoiling Tendulkar's party at the Eden.