I Believe Umpiring Is All About Mental Toughness: Nitin Menon

I Believe Umpiring Is All About Mental Toughness: Nitin Menon


Nitin Menon, who earned lots of plaudits for his sensible umpiring all through the India-England collection, has opened up about what has been a fantastic final two months for the Indian official.

Menon was inducted into the ICC Elite Umpire’s List final yr however he needed to wait until February this yr for his first main task.

And, on what had been fairly powerful tracks within the Test collection, the 37-year-old showcased his imperious abilities to the hilt.

Out of the 40 referrals taken towards his calls, solely 5 had been overturned. Besides that, out of a complete 35 referrals taken towards his LBW calls, solely two had been overturned.

“The last two months have been great. It gives one great satisfaction when people notice and appreciate your good work. This series was always going to be a very challenging one because of the hype associated with it — a place in the World Test Championship final at stake, both teams coming back from impressive overseas wins, challenging pitches to officiate on,” Nitin Menon informed PTI.

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“As for the white-ball series, it was between the two top-ranked teams in the world. Taking all these factors into consideration, I am pleased that we did well as an umpiring team,” mentioned Menon.

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Menon officiated in all of the four-Test matches, three out of 5 T20Is, and your entire three-match ODI collection between India and England.

When requested about he handled such a grueling schedule, Nitin Menon mentioned that umpiring is all about psychological power and when in good type, he likes to officiate in as many video games as doable.

The 37-year-old, who’s at present isolating forward of his subsequent task within the type of the IPL, mentioned that similar to gamers, umpires even have type and he want to profit from his purple patch.

“I believe umpiring is all about mental toughness. More the pressure better is the focus. If we can give our best performances when we are under pressure, that is the true reflection of how mentally strong we are,” he mentioned.

“It’s not new for me to officiate in back-to-back matches, thanks to the amount of domestic cricket organised in India. On an average, we do eight four-day First-Class games on the trot in Ranji Trophy, with travel in between from one venue to another,” mentioned Nitin Menon.

“Even in the IPL, we do around 14-16 games without a break, so all this experience has really helped me in this series. Like players, umpires also have form. I always feel that when in good form, I should do the maximum number of games without any break,” mentioned Menon.

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