Broad given a telling off
England's Stuart Broad was spoken to by ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama after the second ODI against India.
Last Updated: 19/11/08 1:46am
Stuart Broad has received a ticking off after showing disappointment at an umpiring decision during the second ODI against India.
The England seamer questioned umpire Russell Tiffin after the Zimbabwean decided a short delivery was an illegal bouncer.
ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama summoned the 22-year-old into his office at the end of the tourists' 54-run defeat, though no fine was handed out.
Broad admitted that he was fortunate his father, former England opener Chris, who is also a match referee, was not the man deciding the punishment.
"I'd have probably been fined my whole match fee if my Dad had been the ref," he said.
"I got called into the match referee's office for dissent, but it was just a talking to, nothing more than that.
"He didn't say a lot to me, really. He said that on television I shouldn't be showing my disappointment whichever way the decision goes.
"I explained it was a heat-of-the-moment thing and I didn't think I had done anything particularly wrong. I have just got to smile instead of being disappointed."
It is the second time already in the series, which the hosts lead 2-0 after victories in Rajkot and Indore, that Mahanama has decided to take action.
The former Sri Lanka international lectured Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh for giving Samit Patel a send-off during the opening ODI.
"The umpire felt it was borderline to showing dissent and with him being a young lad I thought it best to have him in for a talk and nip it in the bud," he said of Broad's misdemeanour.
"I don't want to see players reacting like that, they need to show respect to umpires at all times. We encourage players to work with the umpires and ask them to explain why any decisions have been given. That can overcome a lot of problems.
"In a long series like this tensions can build up so it's important the players show respect for each other and the officials from the start."
Mahanama was the man in charge last year when India were upset by sweets being thrown onto the pitch during the second Test on their tour of England.