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    south african captain

    i was watching higlights of the WI vs SA game and one thing struck me. why did south african captian Smith celebrate Brian lara's wicket. The reason i am asking is cause when lara got out west indies only needed 15 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand. so my question is why did he jump in to celebrations on lara;s wicket when every body knew they are so close to loosing?

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    If you were a part time off spinner and you got Brian Lara out, what would you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    If you were a part time off spinner and you got Brian Lara out, what would you do?
    Even if you were the main bowler for a team you would be pretty happy that you got Lara out, no matter how many runs were remaining.

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    i would happy in my heart , but i wouldn't really celebrate when i know i am going to loose so badly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Even if you were the main bowler for a team you would be pretty happy that you got Lara out, no matter how many runs were remaining.
    so your telling me your happiness is greater then the team happiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu
    so your telling me your happiness is greater then the team happiness
    Uh, what? When did I say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Uh, what? When did I say that?
    in my opinion its silly to celebrate when you have let the team down by loosing so badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu
    in my opinion its silly to celebrate when you have let the team down by loosing so badly
    But wasn't everyone else on the South African team happy also?

    And apparently, it's not silly for Smith.

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    Maybe he had Lara on the under in the spread bet

    Seriously though, its a little bit what Pickup said and mostly because Smith is an idiot.
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    I don't know what nationality mr bu is, but just for future reference the word is not "loosing" or "loose". It's "losing" or "lose". Spelling doesn't normally matter of course but "loosing" is something quite different to "losing" and you wouldn't want your mother to think that you do bad things.

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    I can understand him celebrating the wicket of Lara but I really think its time that he was replaced as SA captain. His batting has deterioated badly as captain. That may be a combination of the added reponsibility of captain and also bowlers now knowing how to get him out due to his technique problems. Overall as a captain Smith has a good record but in the last ten test matches he has averaged only 34.77 and scored just one century. Understandably 6 of these matches were against Australia but as captain he failed to lead from the front. In ODIs he has become inconsistent. In his last 15 matches he has averaged 33.28 and scored just one century. I'd like to see him remain in the SA Test and ODI teams as just an opening batsman. I think SA should replace him with either Kallis or Boucher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    I think SA should replace him with either Kallis or Boucher.
    If they are the 2 candidates then Smith should stay on. Kallis isnt the right type of guy and Boucher is on the downside of his career and has to deal with keeping all day. May as well just give it back to Pollock.

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    Kallis already has enough on his plate imo.

    Smith is a moron. He wasn't even in the SA side properly when he was given the captaincy. He was very much an in and out player.



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