I’ve just watched Haddin take a blinder to dismiss Elgar in Cape Town.
It was great TV for several reasons….
Patto’s brilliant delivery cut back at the lefty. The keeper, instinctively fading to his left, checked to leg and gloved a cracker.
He then nonchalantly lobbed the ball to the ump and gathered as the celebrating team looked to the board to watch a replay.
It’s a recent phenomenon.
I’m not being at all critical. It is natural and, in fact, slightly endearing.
We’ve seen the creep at various sports.
Jockeys checking the infield screen to be sure of a margin.
Footballers making sure their locks are just right on the MCG’s superscreen.
Imagine if such technology had been at the Gabba for the Tied Test!
Any other notable “screenshots” or thoughts on when it may have been instructive in the past?
I’ll kick it off with “Wayne Harmes”!