Over the final 2 months, there have been a number of excellent Indian performances and one of them actually needs to be umpire Nitin Menon’s top-quality resolution making. The Test, T20I and the ODI sequence between India and England have been fiercely aggressive and Nitin Menon established himself as one of the best.
At a time when umpires are underneath fixed scrutiny at the same time as questions are being requested of the expertise that’s getting used to help them, Nitin Menon was an embodiment of calmness and accuracy as he received his resolution spot on.
Nitin Menon officiated in all 4 Tests between the two sides and was half of 6 of the 8 limited-overs matches. As many as 40 referrals have been taken in opposition to his choices and solely 5 have been upheld throughout the 10 matches in India-England sequence. 23 referrals in opposition to Menon have been struck down whereas 12 of them have been the umpire’s name.
In a staggering indication of his accuracy, 35 referrals have been made in opposition to his LBW choices and solely 2 of them have been overturned.
As the sequence progressed each the groups have been evidently reluctant to go for DRS calls in opposition to Nitin Menon’s choices. Both India captain Virat Kohli and his England counterparts had elaborate discussions with their teammates earlier than sending Menon’s choices upstairs.
Even on Sunday, in the thrilling ODI sequence decider, Nitin Menon’s choices have been spot on. India misplaced a assessment once they determined to ship a NOT OUT resolution from the Indian umpire upstairs. Krunal Pandya had trapped Dawid Malan on his pads in the nineteenth over. While it appeared shut in actual time, replays urged the ball was going over the stumps, leaving Virat Kohli and his teammates bemused.
India misplaced their 2nd and last assessment additionally whereas attempting to overturn a Nitin Menon resolution in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over — the thirty ninth of the England innings.
‘Don’t take DRS’
Taking to social media, India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik heaped wealthy reward on Nitin Menon, saying the Indian umpire ought to win the best umpire award for 2021.
“We have to give credit where it’s due and this whole series ,if there has been a revelation, thy name is “NITIN MENON”.He’s been phenomenally consistent and I hope he gets the best umpire award for this year.He is definitely one of the best in the world,” Dinesh Karthik wrote.
Former India opener-turned commentator, Aakash Chopra got here up with a meme, giving a chunk of recommendation to captains who decide for assessment in opposition to Menon’s choices.
Former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar confused that Menon is an “outstanding umpire” whereas including: “Oh he is good….very good. Nitin Menon outstanding umpire. I would never review his decisions.”
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 28, 2021
We have to provide credit score the place it is due and this complete sequence ,if there was a revelation, thy identify is “NITIN MENON”.He’s been phenomenally constant and I hope he gets the best umpire award for this yr.He is certainly one of the best in the world. @BCCI #quality #INDvsENG
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 28, 2021
Oh he’s good….superb. Nitin Menon excellent umpire. I might by no means assessment his choices.
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 28, 2021
Notably, Nitin Menon, 36, grew to become the youngest umpire to be included in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires when he made it to the highest stage in June 2020. Menon, 36, had give up his taking part in profession when he was 22 and shifted to his household career of umpiring.
If Menon continues to get his choices proper with awe-inspiring accuracy, he’ll quickly realise his dream of officiating in the Ashes and World Cups.