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Monday, January 07, 2008

Googlies: Ponting, Monkey Business and Australian Bullies turn Cry-babies

To fault Harbajan for calling only Symonds as monkey is understandable. He should have called the whole cricket team as a team of monkeys. I am sure after this Test match any self-respecting Monkey would take offense at its being compared to an Australian cricketer.

In the rhetoric of absurds, Ponting looked like a bully turned into a cry-baby at the first sign of resistance. He clearly grounded the catch that he claims upon his integrity as "taken". The way he convinced the umpire that Ganguly was out was an incredible scene in itself. The list of Australian sledging, misdemeanor and misbehavior runs long, and foul way has become a habit. In this game, it reached it heights on day one itself, and as the game progressed the extent of malice became enormous. There is televised evidence of how he lied, lied, lied and cheated to win. And yet after all this, his claiming integrity is like a woman with half a dozen babies calling herself a virgin.

Clarke did not budge after a neat edge was cleanly taken. It was as if the match was fixed and the umpires and the third umpire were bought out by the Australians. Yet the way Australians celebrated after the match and all the comments made by their teammates seemed to come from Pirates who had just robbed the ship, raped all the women and were dancing around the loot. There is only one way to deal with buccaneers, and that is to hang them (at least figuratively). I always had scant regard for Ponting as a person, and now I think he will go down in history as a disgrace. So will this test match. The very fact that Symonds was the Man of the Match tells you that it was all Monkey Business.

3 comments:

Lokesh said...

Satya Vachan---Badhiya likha hai-Awaz dil se nikli hai-Teer dil main laga hai

Vivek Sharma said...

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Vivek Sharma posted 1 day ago

Thanks Bharatborn and Krishna

I will look at the IBN website.

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krishnabaalu posted 1 day ago

Oh! fantastic! the way you described it was excellent and truely the Austalians danced in such a manner!

Mr Sharma you have written very well! why do not you post this on IBN Website right now they are inviting such comments to be sent to ICC.

KrishnaBaalu

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bharatborn posted 2 days ago

Great last sentence.

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Vivek Sharma posted 2 days ago

The way of Aussies is quite similar to the rowdies on the street. No, wait! The street rowdies at least won't claim integrity on television and won't say that they have done their country proud.

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subra1234 posted 2 days ago

Ponting has beaten Bill lawry to the dubious fame of un-gentlemanlylike behaviour.

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Dev said...

> Yet the way Australians celebrated after the match and all the comments made by their teammates seemed to come from Pirates who had just robbed the ship, raped all the women and were dancing around the loot.

That is a frightening but insightfully true assessment! Now it is clear to the rest of the cricketing world that Australia's victories mean little.