Australian Coach Backs Third Umpire On Rizwan’s Dismissal
Australian coach Andrew McDonald supported the third umpire’s decision to rule Pakistani wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan out caught behind in the Melbourne Test. McDonald expressed surprise at the criticism from Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan squad director, regarding the accuracy of technology and claimed inconsistent umpiring.
McDonald, addressing the media, affirmed the Australian team’s confidence in Rizwan’s edge, and he credited third umpire Richard Illingworth for making the correct decision. While acknowledging that technology may have its imperfections, McDonald asserted that it remains the most effective method for ensuring fair and accurate outcomes.