New Delhi: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday said Sachin Tendulkar would not have walked back to the pavillion had he known that the umpire had ruled him not out in India's World Cup league match against the West Indies on Sunday.
Ponting, who had waited for the umpire's decision even if he knew he had nicked a delivery during Australia's World Cup match against Pakistan, suggested that Tendulkar did not know the umpire had given him not out off West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul's delivery in Chennai. (Also Read: I walked because I was out)
"I think Sachin did not see the umpire's decision who had ruled him not out. Had he seen it, he would not have walked," Ponting said in a 'Headlines Today' programme. "This is all part of the game. I wanted to wait for the umpire's decision," he added. (Also Read: Walking is an individual decision)