Pietersen may deem himself lucky to escape a fine for standing in incredulity when he was given out caught behind in Saturday's third one-day international and then shaking his head as he finally left the field, the paper said. Yet perhaps Pycroft was merciful because Pietersen was clearly not out and umpire S Ravi's decision, understandable as it was in another noisy, highly charged atmosphere, was the spark for another woeful England collapse, the paper added. Giles revealed his first meeting with Pycroft was in the gent’s toilet of the Ranchi airport, adding the match referee was right to speak to Pietersen.
Giles added players need to be careful with reactions to decisions, and added he Pietersen's reaction was more of disappointment than showing dissent.
why can't national umpires keep up the high quality?
Hope, the culture of treating umpires decision as final & umpire as God has come from the british colonial era :) It's unfair to punish a player for showing dissident for a wrong decision. Why can't the umpires be punished/fined for making wrong decisions?? They are professionals too and their performance should be measured and held accountable.
I cannot agree with your point of view regarding punishing umpires for wrong decisions; even if I agree that it is unfair to punish a player. They (umpires) are also human being and have to take care of several checks within a matter of seconds, starting with observing that the bowler bowls a legal delivery, to be able to swiftly move the gaze to the batsman to observe for potential lbw cases, to keeping an open ear in a noisy environment for small nick of the bat. It is a very difficult job. Best thing to do would be to adopt a prudent decision review system. And if India is against the DRS, then at least give the umpire the choice to consult with 3rd umpire if he has dobuts. Penalizing the player or the umpire is not the solution.
Use the tennis like challange method - because one wrong decision - as in this case - can prove costly for the team and country! it is not fair at all. We have to try and bring in as much fairness and transparency as possible.