Originally Posted by silentstriker
He was shaken up because he killed a pigeon? WTF?
If I saw an opposing batsmen being deeply affected by the death of a pigeon, I'd have enough sledging material to last a lifetime. And I'd make him bat on too. Water?
Oh man, I really hope thats not true, because I hold Kapil Dev as one of my heroes.
ss, u really need to be an Indian who lives in India to understand what it means for normal people here when you kill a living thing. I suppose there is a bit of hypocrisy here in that u probably won't expect Kapil to feel this way if he were to kill a mosquito or an ant (they are living things too), but you hit a stroke and it kills a beautiful bird, most normal human beings will be shaken up by it.
And secondly, I have been corrected by my uncle regarding this. Being shaken up wasn't the only reason Kapil asked for some water. According to Indian tradition, you tend to take a shower to cleanse yourself of the sin if you happen to kill a living thing and it seems Kapil wanted to just pour a bottle of water over his head for that too. Anyways, AB was a major jerk that day and I still hate him for it.
And about Ponting, Nnanden, I just used that example to show that he is a tool. But I guess everyone around here knows it anyways. So we will leave it at that.
And the reason I brought it up now is that Harmison has said that it is his one regret from the last Ashes in a recent interview.