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    Worst appeal of all time?

    I've been watching a bit of IPL and a bit of England / Bangla over the last few days and there have been a few dodgy appeals about. I remember Nassar Hussain being given out LBW more than once to balls that pitched 18 inches outside leg stump, so I was wondering which have been the worst appeals of all time.

    For me, 2nd July 1987 at Headingly. Ian Botham nicks a ball outside off stump and Saleem Yousuf the Pakistan keeper dives to catch it. Saleem spills the ball onto the grass but as it rolls away, seemingly oblivious to the fact that 15,000 people are watching him, he picks it up and appeals for a catch. Beefy was not impressed.

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    This one is my favourite

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    I defy anyone to find a worse appeal than this one: YouTube - Bat Before Wicket..Stuart Broad appeals ! HILARIOUS!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I defy anyone to find a worse appeal than this one: YouTube - Bat Before Wicket..Stuart Broad appeals ! HILARIOUS!!!
    But the comentator thought it was close

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    Any appeal made by any cricketer in any circumstances when they know it's Not Out is equally bad.

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    If you like your cheating grubby and blatant Rashid Latif's effort is hard to go past. Literally picks the ball up off the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Any appeal made by any cricketer in any circumstances when they know it's Not Out is equally bad.
    So about three quarters of Warne's appeals then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    That's always worth a shout as proven here against Mike Gatting.

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    90 percent of Monty Panesar's appeals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    That's always worth a shout as proven here against Mike Gatting.

    YouTube - Funny Gatting Wicket Pak v Eng 1987 Tour
    That's the worst decision I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    That's the worst decision I've ever seen.
    On the second one he was given before an appeal was made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    On the second one he was given before an appeal was made.
    Yeah that's a big part if makes it such a shocker. It's the sheer keenness of the umpire in giving him out. He just couldn't wait.

    Getting 3rd country umpires in was such a necessary step, because it meant that people more cynical than me would stop making accusations of home-town bias against certain umpires. Now we're just reduced to those two old favourites, incompetence and racism...

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    Loved that one where Gilly walked when the ball flew out of the rough and went to second slip. Replays showed he'd missed it by six inches.

    Been so many dire ones over the years though..

    On a completely unrelated note, bumped into Steve Waugh this morning in town. Still had that steely gaze as he waited at the lights, like "**** off truck, I'm coming across the road. If you don't like it, too bad".

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