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I wouldn't have saved Bell: Hussain
Monday 01 August 2011

Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Ian Bell was rather fortunate to have been given a reprieve by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after a bizarre run out in the ongoing second Test.

Having completed three runs with Eoin Morgan after Praveen Kumar's misfield, he sprinted off the field believing the ball had gone for four and was consequently 'dead'.

In fact it was still 'live' and a stunned Bell was eventually given out.

Hussain, writing in Monday's Daily Mail, said: "I must say when I was England captain, in the heat of the battle, I would have appealed, definitely.

"I am not sure I would have done what (India captain) Mahendra Singh Dhoni did and withdrawn the appeal."

Although the former England skipper went on to laud Dhoni’s gesture of generousness towards the English.

"His (Dhoni's) gesture in the best interests of the game will be remembered for a long time," added Hussain, one of several former Test players working as broadcasters at Trent Bridge.

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