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Umpire
Don't get me started! Every cricketer wants to become a commentator after retirement. The real losers end up as umpires. Here is why! First, they have to stand out there in the hot sun. The commentator is in an airconditioned media center (with Mandira Bedi for company). Second, the commentators get paid more. Third, the umpire always leaves someone dissatisfied.
Under arm
Bowling style now almost extinct. Last used by Australia on February 1, 1981 at the MCG against the Kiwis. Read on…

It was the third final of the 1980/81 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup. With one over left in the match, the Kiwis needed 15 runs for victory. After a couple of lusty blows by Sir Richard Hadlee New Zealand was left needing six runs to tie the match with one ball remaining. The final delivery was to be bowled by Trevor Chappell to Brian McKechnie. Australian skipper Greg Chappell (Trevor’s older brother) ordered that he deliver the ball underarm after informing umpire Don Weser. Since it was not specifically prohibited by the laws of the game, Trevor Chappell was not prevented from rolling the ball down the pitch. The batsman blocked the ball then threw his bat away. Edgar at the non-striker’s end made a two-fingered gesture to the bowler, and Kiwi skipper Geoff Howarth ran on to remonstrate with the umpires. The prime minister of New Zealand nearly declared war but the Australian PM also declared that it was against the best traditions of the game. So all ended well except Greg Chappell was never quite forgiven.
Unfortunate and thankless job
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