So far, we have not been video recorded doing anything embarrassing, but it might just be the case that we have, but have yet to discover the video and frankly, we do not intend to go looking.
Almost every moment of everyone’s day-to-day existences could be recorded as the world becomes more and more vigilant about subjecting anyone and everything to increasing degrees of surveillance.
So, then, what do we do with the news that has surfaced that supplies video evidence that during his record 335 not out knock in Adelaide, David Warner failed to ground his foot when he was approaching 250 for his innings agasint Pakistan?
Too late to reverse the tally, but the stigma will remain with Warner for the rest of his life and the 335 will always require an asterisk.
Australia captain Tim Paine, rather than declaring at the time specified, sent a message to Warner that he would be given time, three minutes in this instance, to go for the record.
Warner’s failure to ground his foot should have rendered the run null, but the margin by which his foot failed to make ground contact was so minsicule that nothing other than super slow-motion review with maximum magnification would have caught the act.
Commentator Gerard Whately dropped the bombshell news on Fox Cricket 360.
“There are those in the camp of should have gone for the 400 and there are those that say he shouldn’t have gone past 334,” Whately said. “So we went back through what took place around Warner’s 250. I just want to remind you of this moment and see how this all fits in.”
The proper historians will insist that the list should read Bradman, Taylor, Warner, with the record shared between the three at 334.
Warner seems the sort who will not be denied, however, and the opportunity, when it presents itself, will find him erasing any doubt, but the question of how often the opportunity to go beyond 300 arises might just find Warner on the wrong side of history.