Karachi: England’s fast bowler Tim Bresnan has revealed that he and Australian umpire Rod Tucker received death threats for dismissing Sachin Tendulkar on 91 during the 2011 four-Test series between India and England.
Bresnan was the bowlers who dismissed Tendulkar when he was stuck on 99 international tons for a while but seemed to be heading towards his record 100th ton during the fourth Test at the Oval.
Tucker raised his fingers after a huge appeal even though the ball missed the leg stump but BCCI was not in favor of the DRS back then which led Tendulkar to wait for his 100th ton which eventually came against Bangladesh in 2012 Asia Cup.
“He was on 99 international hundreds and there were no referrals in that series because the BCCI didn’t like it,” Bresnan said while speaking on Yorkshire Cricket’s podcast.
“It was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire (Tucker), Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 91, definitely going to get it his century. We win the series and go to number one in the world,” he added.
He claimed that he received threats on Twitter while Tucker had letters mailed to his home address. When Bresnan met Tucker after a while, Tucker informed that he has to get police protection in Australia,
“We both got death threats, we got death threats for ages after. I got them on Twitter and Tucker had people writing to him to his home address, 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,” he said.