HEADLINE: 'Attacking Lara was best eyes can behold' - Admits legendary umpire Bucknor

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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6/19/20, 6:44:13 AM 

Legendary West Indian umpire has admitted watching iconic batsman Brian Lara was always somewhat of a guilty pleasure and that behind the stumps was the best place to be when the batsman was on the go.

The 74-year-old official stood in 128 Test matches and 181 One Day Internationals (ODI) in a career that spanned 20 years.  While admitting an affinity for the destructive power of Viv Richards, the Jamaican-born umpire admits there was something otherworldly about Lara.

“Viv Richards, the Master Blaster, I rate him very highly on my list because he destroyed every type of bowling…then there is Brian Lara who I think is the best thing the eyes can behold when he is on the go.  He was poetry in motion.  He did things that others couldn’t do,” Bucknor told the Mason and Guest Radio program.

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link Ewart Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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6/19/20, 9:11:53 AM 
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Nice.

But why is this labelled as an admission???


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link Raggs Joined: Jan 11, 2004
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6/19/20, 9:48:00 AM 
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Lara was a force of nature when he was in that mental state of badmanship with the willow. Forget Viv, he had more dominance.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/19/20, 10:44:29 AM 
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Lara was a force of nature when he was in that mental state of badmanship with the willow. Forget Viv, he had more dominance.

Do you even know what you are saying? What do you mean?

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link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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6/19/20, 1:56:41 PM 
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Firstly, lara wasn't out in tge first innings of tge Guyana test when darryl harper game him out, caught behind to srinath. Secondly, lara came into the series recovering from a broken hand which is why he barely made cover drives because there was no strength in his forearm

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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6/19/20, 2:38:04 PM 
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For the record

This was taken from the Mason & Guests show...which Sportsmax properly credited as the source of the interview.



At 1:13 in Steve Bucknor

This Interview was special...some serious insight and several hilarious stories.

Massive respect Steve

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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6/19/20, 3:01:13 PM 
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Was a lovely interview

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/19/20, 3:33:01 PM 
HOW DID BUCKNOR SEE ANYTHING.....HE WAS BLINE LIKE A BAT wink

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6/19/20, 3:37:10 PM 
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Cheers.

I was told about it..and I tuned in just in time.

Thankfully they leave the podcasts up

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6/19/20, 3:37:31 PM 
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I think he covered this in the interview too..hilarious stuff big grin big grin

link Ridge Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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6/19/20, 4:03:34 PM 
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Man you beat me to it.
I was looking to post the video when he give Tendy out LBW
in Australia. The ball hit the man in his stomach.

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6/19/20, 4:14:43 PM 
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what shit
u making Grieg twist you
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It hit the front leg first

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/19/20, 4:26:02 PM 
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Bucknor was NOT the worse-things happen-you get chain up
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link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/19/20, 4:54:29 PM 
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Man you beat me to it.
I was looking to post the video when he give Tendy out LBW
in Australia. The ball hit the man in his stomach.


big grin big grin big grin big grin smile
Exactly the incident I was thinking about big grin big grin big grin

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/19/20, 6:08:13 PM 
Everybody talking about a video that never was created-find it na .. .

link methodic Joined: Jan 17, 2010
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6/19/20, 6:59:28 PM 
great interview

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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6/19/20, 7:45:54 PM 
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IN the interview Bucknor said...those made it hard for him to sleep.


THat really put s a human face on the umpire...

we are prone to think that these men just shrug it off...

this one he admitted was rough on him.

Mason really taking advantage of COVID lock down...says he was trying to get Steve for over a decade to sit down and be interviewed lol lol lol

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6/19/20, 11:28:01 PM 
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I was looking to post the video when he give Tendy out LBW
in Australia. The ball hit the man in his stomach


but TenD was only 2feet tall rolleyes

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/19/20, 11:39:51 PM 
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And de stumps mussee 6 ins high...right?

That was most ridiculously wrong LBW decision made in dat era....bar none....

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/20/20, 2:58:43 AM 
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It was not. He may have got the trajectory wrong and Tendy wasn’t playing a shot wink

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/20/20, 2:59:20 AM 
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They can’t find it because they lie.... confused

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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6/20/20, 3:19:57 AM 
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Come on Narps, that was plumb as plumb
Show the Hawkeye!

link outside_edge Joined: May 22, 2005
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6/20/20, 7:11:06 AM 
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I think the implication is that Viv was more of a slugger, with brute force; on the contrary, Lara was an artist when it came to batting.

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6/20/20, 9:00:55 AM 
TenD could have been sweeping on one knee, when he was hit?
lol

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/20/20, 9:05:45 AM 
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I am not against Viv- I think he is an artist too and both can dominate but in different ways....power vs placement cool

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