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Thread: Murali's run out and the spirit of the game.

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    Murali's run out and the spirit of the game.

    I'm sure that by now most of you will be aware of the controversional circumstances in which SL's Muttiah Muralitharan was run out today, but were NZ right to run him out, and does the 'Spirit of Cricket' hold any meaning any more?
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    It was a disgrace IMO, all involved could see he wasn't going for a run.
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    I'd have done it. It's a Test match; you just don't wander out your crease and expect to get away with it.

    Had a similar instance in an U13 game last year actually, batsman struck on the pads (not LBW) and then just stood out of his crease as the ball rolled to slip... who wandered up and flicked the bails off.
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    Pathetic but so was Murali.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    Pathetic but so was Murali.
    What about him was?

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    Yeah, no issues here. To draw an analogy with football, I'd say it's roughly the moral equivalent of a striker having an open goal to aim after an opposing keeper has slipped whilst taking a goal-kick and accidentally passing the ball to him. It would be unprofessional for the attacker not to put the ball in the empty net & it would've been remiss of McCullum not to whip the bails off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    What about him was?
    His being stupid enough to leave the crease to celebrate while the ball was still in the outfield.

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    I didnt like it but that doesnt make it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    I didnt like it but that doesnt make it wrong.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Murali's fault. The spirit of the game is bunch of BS anyway. I mean do you hear what the players say to each other out in the middle?
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    Personally I thought it was a disgrace
    You know it makes sense.

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    Although, from now on, no NZ'er can ever complain about the underarm bowling.

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    Was the ball still mid-air during the return throw when it happened? If so then Murali should've stayed in his crease, simple as.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Was the ball still mid-air during the return throw when it happened? If so then Murali should've stayed in his crease, simple as.
    Yes, it was. I was one of the few people that watched it live. The SL dressing room was classic...Jayaurya literlaly said, "What the ****?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Yes, it was.
    Well in that case I don't think McCullum did anything wrong at all. The whole 'spirit of the game' thing doesn't apply here as far as I am concerned. It goes along the lines of the Perzynski incident that year when the White Sox won the World Series.

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