Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
I shouted 'penalty' the moment I saw it - yes, Grosso looked for it but it was stupid in the extreme for Lucas Neill to commit himself like that - he gave the Italian all the chance he needed to go to ground and nine times out of ten, they're given.
It was a ridiculous call.
The referee was right on top of it and I don't see how that could possibly have been a penalty. It's almost as though the referee was itching to give a penalty at any opening. Terrible call.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."