Originally Posted by silentstriker
Not really, because at the time, the difference in a few minutes is unlikely to make a difference. If they've already been out for twelve hours making 399*, denying the batsman an extra two minutes to get his world record is petty, vindictive and is just asking for a fractured locker room.
Wouldn't justify a player not speaking to the captain though.
Although I agree that that situation is a bit extreme my point still stands. A captain should not have to feel he is hampered in making a declaration due to what are from the team's perspective, pointless milestones.
Who knows if the said batsmen would get the record in two minutes, or might get a case of the nervous 390s and scratch around for a number of precious overs.