WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"People make me happy.. not places.. people"
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
When you consider that the Super Eight finalists were partly pre-determined - they were picked to stay in the same place in Sri Lanka to allow for spectators to plan their trips and not have the uncertainty of moving around - then yes absolutely it's a cash cow.
All four teams in Group 1 received a plum draw in facing other sides who weren't dominant in the pool stages. And two, including my side, blew it.
I'd be pissed if I was an Indian supporter. At least I know my side didn't deserve to be there and didn't play anything like they did.
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Wow, braindead cricket from Morne Morkel at the end there. Just get bat on it and run and you're almost certain to win with a **** bowler like Balaji bowling. Instead he swings like a madman and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory just to compound the feelings of disappointment.
All in all, another miserable effort from the Proteas in a major world tournament. Should have beaten Pakistan but AB's novice captaincy skills and that ****ing rubbish excuse for an all-rounder named Albie Morkel conspired to lose us the game. Should also have beaten India but repeatedly kept losing wickets when in the ascendancy. Played absolutely ridiculous cricket most of the time when really we had probably the most balanced side in the comp and should have reached the semis at a minimum.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not at all suggesting that we deserved to go through. We got exactly what we deserved. I'm just stating that in both the India and Pakistan games, we were in incredibly strong positions to win and yet lost because of an inability to deal with pressure and a lack of clear thinking.
The India game had nothing to do with going through to the semis though. I mean even if SA won it would have been fairly soulless considering you know the team out there has just lost interest once they couldn't qualify.
WI seem to be the most undeserving team in there. No issues with the other three going through. Be rooting for either Aus or Pak, want SL to lose in the finals.
btw I could understand the Indo-Pak rivalry but what's with the animosity between Lankan and Indian fans?
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