Originally Posted by 8ankitj
Spoony, you can't explain the fact that SA has NEVER won a quarter or semi or final in a world cup event without mentioning their psychological problems. NZ had the same record till they met SA in world cup last year.
Off course I can. We were just not good enough on the day. That is cricket and that is sport. You win some you lose some. **** happens. May I remind that NZ won the ICC tournament as well? 1992 we were mugged by rain calculations.
Then I ask you when was there a semi final when was there a quarter a final? Before NZ we ran into Brain Lara in 96. Who can stop him when he is in the mood especially without your best strike bowler? In 2011 we were ranked 4th. Lost to the 5th ranked team. NZ have a knack of producing their best when you write them off. Just ask Australia and Pakistan. Go have a look how many times NZ have beaten us in WC. A lot of times. We lost 9 wickets for 80 odd runs. You say that do not happen in cricket? How about India 252 - 1 to 299 all out against SA and they lost the game. When Tendulkar got out they fell apart. Like I said **** happens.
Psychological problems? Are you a shrink or do you read a lot of opinions of ex cricketers who have no qualification in psychology? Give me 1 team 1 team who could chase down 434 after being smashed into the ground by Ponting in full flow. Our morale were battered as well as the bowlers. Hershelle Gibbs smashed the ball around at 9 a over. Then when you look the RR was still 9 a over. What about the recently concluded test series in England. Did we panic? No we won the game and test series. How about the test series in Australia needing to score over 400 to win that test series? We did it and won. Where is your psychological problems there?