beware ozies...

shared by straight point on Monday, February 02, 2009


haddin and punter are reacting exactly the way we all expect them to react to…there is nothing new this time too...these thick head 'gentlemen' are representing exactly the type of cricket oz are playing these days…

mindless…shortsighted…no respect towards the game which has given them everything they stand to enjoy in life today…

while they will keep on doing their usual stuff…more disturbing fact about this incident is the silence of cricket australia over the issue even after so much time has elapsed…making me think are they really worried of what image oz cricket is getting portrayed around world…

no game or team can survive if it loses its follower's respect and so is oz team which is not only losing respect of fans rapidly but also of the players who play against them…

so beware cricket australia…of what legacy you and your team will be leaving for new generations to come…for don’t blame them when they would come in team with misplaced notions that stretching the laws to limit or disrespecting game is the ‘in thing’…and you can get away with anything in the name of playing to win…

the decision is yours…

as they say...

integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching...


related story: beaten, not stirred.

12 comments:

Megha said...

I am out of words to describe these guys...can't believe how dense Ponting is!

straight point said...

yes megha....and he has made oz team too like him...

'dense'...

nestaquin said...

The team and Haddin especially are now despised in their own country and I won't be surprised if Haddin is booed in Melbourne on Friday.

Even if we give Haddin the benefit of the doubt the least he should do is apologise unreservedly for his actions.

Everyone I spoke to today about it reckons Haddin should be suspended and this incident has evaporated most of the goodwill that the team had left in their own country.

Disgraceful and as you note the administrators silence is deafening especially when you consider that the whole ICC board was at the match.

straight point said...

welcome nesta...hope you will keep dropping by...

i dont expect from ICC too...for me the deafening noise of CA's silence is puzzling me more...coz it has hurt oz cricket more...

Naked Cricket said...

only if the kiwis had lost. think their recation would've been up a few notches. we're in real danger of letting this one go too.

take haddin to bite a seagul's head off for ricky to notice. and then hayden will come n cook it.

Megha said...

NC, SP

It is a bit puzzling that NZ has not lodged a complaint about this...can't see why they wouldn't..

straight point said...

you hit the nail on its head NC!

had they lost you bet they definitely created more noise than now...

i bet haddin etc...know they have dickhead as captain...and hence are going unchecked...

straight point said...

its coz of team like india...nz they are getting away time and again...

had nz lodged formal complain ICC, CA would have been compelled to react to it...but then who will play with nz? ;-)

Kartikeya said...

He he... integrity for Ponting is saying his chaps are right no matter what happens.

Its quite amazing how such a great batsman can act in such a bizarre (and totally adolescent) way when it comes to these little things. And its not as though he doesn't read things well at other times.

straight point said...

yes kartikeya...

i mean when everything is so blatantly obvious he is still in denial mode...i think ca has given him well deserved rest...it will give him much needed break to reflect upon things...but i may be already expecting too much from him...

Som said...

SP, high time somebody told the Oz players that 'spirit of the game' doesn't mean the liquors they guzzle after a game is over.

straight point said...

...or by shaking hands after the game is over SOM... :)

and that somebody can not be anybody but CA...

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