Former England cricketer Tim Bresnan has revealed that he got death threats for getting wicket of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar in his 90’s and denying Tendulkar his 100 century.
“He was on 99 international hundreds and there were no referrals in that series because the BCCI didn’t like it,” Tim Bresnan said while speaking on the Yorkshire Cricket: Covers Off podcast.
“It was at The Oval in the last Test of the series. This ball, it was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire (Tucker), Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 80-odd as well (91), definitely going to get it (his century). We win the series and go to number one in the worldworld, ” He revealed.
He said that for months He and Tucker would be at the receiving end of people’s wrath. They would find letters written to them, objecting to the decision and things had reached such a crescendo that Tucker would eventually seek police protection to feel safe.
“We both got death threats, me and this umpire, we got death threats for ages after,” Bresnan further said.
“I got them on Twitter and he (Tucker) had people writing to him to his home address and stuff, getting proper death threats going, ‘How dare you give him out? It was missing leg.’ I caught up with him a few months later and he was like, ‘Mate, I’ve had to get a security guard and stuff.’ He had police protection around his gaff in Australia.”