Sheffield Shield fans were left scratching their heads after WA’s Aaron Hardie fell victim to an odd-looking LBW call in his state’s clash with Victoria.
With WA trying to bat out the day to salvage a draw, Hardie stepped out towards a delivery from Todd Murphy and did not offer a shot, the ball making contact with his pads well outside the stumps.
But after what felt like a remarkably long period the umpire decided the ball would’ve turned enough to strike the wickets and gave Hardie out.
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“Oh, he’s given him! He’s given him out! The umpire waited a long, long time, he thought about it, he looked at Murphy pleading his case and he went yes!” the commentator said.
“Not playing a shot – that kind of changed things, even though he was hit outside the…