At a time when umpires are below fixed scrutiny and questions are being requested of the know-how that’s used to assist them, Nitin Menon was an epitome of calmness and accuracy as he acquired his selections spot on within the not too long ago concluded England tour of India.
Menon officiated in all 4 Assessments and was a part of 6 of the 8 limited-overs matches between the 2 sides. General, 40 referrals have been taken in opposition to his selections however solely 5 have been upheld throughout the ten matches. 23 referrals in opposition to Menon have been struck down whereas 12 of them have been umpire’s name.
Speaking in regards to the accuracy, 35 referrals have been made in opposition to Menon’s LBW selections however solely 2 of them have been overturned.
Because the collection progressed, each India captain Virat Kohli and his England counterparts would usually ponder lengthy and onerous earlier than referring to Menon’s calls.
India cricketer Dinesh Karthik, who was on commentary duties for SkySports all through the collection, took to Twitter to laud Menon’s accuracy, suggesting he ought to be handed the award for ‘greatest umpire of the yr’.
“We now have to present credit score the place it’s due and this entire collection if there was a revelation, thy identify is “NITIN MENON”.He’s been phenomenally constant and I hope he will get the very best umpire award for this yr.He’s positively the most effective on the earth,” tweeted Karthik.
We now have to present credit score the place it is due and this entire collection ,if there was a revelation, thy identify is “NITIN MENON”.He is been phenomenally constant and I hope he will get the very best umpire award for this yr.He’s positively the most effective on the earth. @BCCI #high quality #INDvsENG
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 28, 2021
Former Australia girls all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar burdened that Menon is an “excellent umpire” whereas including: “Oh he’s good….excellent. I might by no means assessment his selections.”
Oh he’s good….excellent. Nitin Menon excellent umpire. I might by no means assessment his selections.
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 28, 2021
Notably, Nitin was the youngest to be included within the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires when he made it to the very best stage in June 2020. He give up taking part in cricket on the age of twenty-two simply to shift to his household occupation of umpiring.
Right here’s how others reacted:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 28, 2021
my high performer of your entire Indian residence season – Umpire Nitin Menon. Deserves an enormous spherical of applause and should he proceed his tremendous type for years and years.
— Sundar Raman (@ramansundar) March 28, 2021
Everybody although it was hitting the stumps. That Kohli response…. however how dare they doubt Menon! Heh. pic.twitter.com/P2iz24LHSv
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) March 28, 2021
Nitin Menon, one other wonderful choice. The ICC has acquired a implausible umpire.
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) March 28, 2021
Man of the Tour: Nitin Menon 🙌🏼👏🏼
— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) March 28, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 29, 2021
Discover of the house season: Nitin Menon
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 28, 2021
Nitin Menon as soon as stated that his dream is to officiate within the Ashes and has his eyes set on the Ashes of 2021. Contemplating his extraordinarily correct stage of umpiring, his dream would possibly develop into a actuality offered Covid permits. 👏👏#INDvENG #NitinMenon pic.twitter.com/3eOJGej6w6
— Arpan (@ThatCricketHead) March 28, 2021
“Hats off the Nitin Menon. He could possibly be in line to develop into one in every of India’s best umpires.” – @sanjaymanjrekar and @Ian_Bell provide their congratulations after a wonderful #INDvENG collection. pic.twitter.com/25uRmh1AOL
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 28, 2021