Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why is cricket a game of glorious uncertainties and controversies???

Greg Chappel says "Smart work & Quick thinking" that's what all the cheats do don't they? You can't cheat someone if you are dumb jackass yourself.
The cricket law says "You can't hold the ball and touch the rope at the same time, and if you do so it will be 6 or 4"

Fair enough.

But in this video we see Mathews doesn't touch the rope but goes beyond the rope, outside the boundary line, he then stays outside, jumps in the air, pushes the ball from outside the boundary line (while he is flying in the air like super-cheats-man) and throws it in. And suddenly all of a sudden it becomes a "smart thinking, good work, great job, well done, etc etc cock-a-doodle-doo!!"

Think of this. Its the last ball of 1986 Sharjah Cup, Pakistan needs 6 to win. Chetan Sharma is bowling to Javed Miandad, as usual we know Javed will hit a six and we ask Kapil Dev to keep all his fielders in the boundary line. Now as soon as Javed hits the ball, the first fielder run outside the boundary line, goes 15 rows into the crowd and jumps in the air, catches the ball and throws the ball to the second fielder who is standing inside the boundary. The other fielder catches it and its OUT!!!

Javed Miandad hit the ball outside the boundary line and still got out!!! Should we say "smart thinking, good work, great job, well done, etc etc cock-a-doodle-doo!!" or should we say "thats cheating"

So from this video we understand cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and needs 1 billion rules every year for fair play. But here the fielder should have just not thrown in the ball, it looks like he is a cheat. Sorry Mathews, good effort but you cheated.

Just incase you want to have a look at the video again and just the catch check out the following video without any of the cheezy Australian or Indian comments.

The commentators of Indian sub continent are riding the success of the Indian Cricket team, specially Harsha Bhogle should throw away his wig !!!


aviralshrivastava 5:27 PM, June 11, 2009  

hell...this whole notion of yours is weird. that was something done within the rules of the game.
unlike other team sports, cricket is a very fair game which leaves absolutely no scope for cheating.
Matthews did not cheat. he did it in front of everybody with cameras at every angle to watch him. It was upto the umpires and the match referee to decide if he cheated or not. Please don't label someone as a cheat or question his integrity just because you feel so.

P.S. I am not a crazy indian cricket follower who just can't accept anything that is said against the sportspersonsor the sport itself.

virdi 5:52 PM, June 11, 2009  

Cut the crap... You are one weird & crazy Indian Fan commenting on a discussion topic and then saying you are not crazy Indian fan.. It makes you even more crazy!!! hahahaha...
Ok jokes apart, what your point?

aviralshrivastava 7:12 PM, June 15, 2009  

:)The point i wanted to make was that you should not call someone a cheat just because he didn't act or behave according to Your set of rules (which have nothing to do with the rules of game)...

virdi 7:19 PM, June 15, 2009  

actually your point is 100% valid... he was within the rules of cricket, to do whatever he did...
india didn't play great yesterday... few of my friends went to see the match yesterday and returned home sad...

aviralshrivastava 6:01 PM, June 16, 2009  

thanks...i am sorry if i sounded rude in the above two comments..i didn't mean to..

Anonymous,  8:57 AM, July 16, 2009  

hahaha..Javed Miandad and your rendition of the fielder's catching - that would have started and India-pak war :D

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