Umpire Rod Tucker & Tim Bresnan used to get Death Threats for Years!

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Tim Bresnan said that Umpire Rod Tucker & he himself used to get death threats for years. He further said that he was forced to increase security due to the death threats he used to receive.

England fast bowler Tim Bresnan has revealed that he & Australian Umpire Rod Tucker both had received death threats after taking Sachin Tendulkar’s Wicket on 91, denying his 100th International Century, during the 2011 Test Series at the Oval.

“This ball, it was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire Hill (Tucker), Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 80-odd as well [91], definitely going to get it (his century). We win the series and go to number one in the world,” Bresnan said on the ‘Yorkshire Cricket: Covers Off’ podcast.

“We both got death threats me & this umpire we got death threats for ages after. I got them on Twitter and he had people writing to him to his home address and stuff, getting proper death threats going — ‘How dare you give him out? It was a missing leg,” he added.

According to the fast bowler Bresnan, Rod Tucker has to raise his security setup due to the death threats. “I caught up with him a few months later and he was like, ‘Mate, I’ve had to get a security guard and stuff.’ He had police protection around his gaff in Australia,” the 35-year-old said.

However the legendary batsman Tendulkar completed his 100th century against Bangladesh in 2012 & became the only batsman in the world to do so. Tendulkar has made his test debut on November 15, 1989. In the same year on December 18, he played his first ODI match.

The epic batsman has made the highest number of runs in the longest format of the cricket, fetching 15,921 runs. Tendulkar has also scored 51 test centuries most by any player in the cricket fraternity. Whereas in ODI cricket also Tendulkar tops the list by grabbing the highest runs in this format as well as. He has scored a whopping 18,426 runs in ODI which includes 49 centuries.