Kolkata: Even as a pall of gloom descended on the Eden Gardens after retiring legend Sachin Tendulkar became victim of a dubious decision in the first Test here on Thursday, West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford said his "job was to appeal".
Off-spinner Shillingford returned figures of 4/130 on day 2 and one of his wickets included Tendulkar. It turned out to be a controversial dismissal as TV replays suggested that the ball was climbing and would have missed the stump.
Asked whether he was happy with the way Tendulkar was dismissed, Shillingford said: "That's a funny question... In terms of, at the spur of the moment, it's every bowler's reaction to appeal one time. But when I got in and I had seen it and stuff... At the end of the day, the umpire made his decision. It's my job to appeal, so these things happen in the game."