The 51-year-old former international umpire, Simon Taufel spoke about high-intensity of India-Pakistan clashes.
Simon Taufel, one of most renowned umpires of the modern era, and the five-time ICC umpire of the year award winner, in an exclusive interview to Cricket Pakistan revealed that after Test cricket, India-Pakistan matches were the most difficult to officiate in.
“The India-Pakistan clashes came with added scrutiny and expectations because the game is being analysed by all the armchair experts,” he revealed.
Recalling Pakistan’s famous series against India in 2004, Taufel said that you couldn’t help but be distracted due to the magnitude of the clash.
“You had people with machine guns guarding you and presidential-level security was assigned to the teams. You have to remain grounded as I tried my level-best to focus on the task ahead and take things one ball at a time,” Simon stated.