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    I feel Sorry for India's cricketers - Kumar Sangakarra

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    I agree with most of what he says. The Indians fans make it very hard for our cricketers (not that its an excuse).
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    I can't understand this "feeling sorry for the Indian cricketers" comment. A few posters have been saying the same thing.

    I can understand feeling for the 1 billion fanatical fans, but the players? they have themselves to blame, noone else. They didn't play well enough, quite simple. Why feel sorry for them? Its not like weather intervened and they were done like SA were in the 1992.

    If England, SA, NZ or even SL had left the WC early, apart from their own fans, noone would have said Jack.

    India early exit takes nothing away from this WC as far as I'm concerned, even if the commercial gains are reduced due to the reduction in TV viewers.

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    I don't generally mention the money aspect of cricket, but considering how well-off some of the Indian players are, I don't think I feel much sorrow for them. I did feel for Dravid when I saw his face in the dressing room, and also when Yuvraj was run out. It was clear there was so much pressure on his shoulders, he looked like he was going to burst.

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    Kumar is a class person as he is a cricketer, if not too diplomatic at times.


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    Well its not an excuse - they are proffessionals who are paid for their services. But you shoul d never have to fear for the safety of your family or property.

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    Yes, he's a class act indeed. Always been a fan of his.

    The players deserve blame, yes, but it would be naive to believe the problems begin and end there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    I can't understand this "feeling sorry for the Indian cricketers" comment. A few posters have been saying the same thing.

    I can understand feeling for the 1 billion fanatical fans, but the players? they have themselves to blame, noone else. They didn't play well enough, quite simple. Why feel sorry for them? Its not like weather intervened and they were done like SA were in the 1992.

    If England, SA, NZ or even SL had left the WC early, apart from their own fans, noone would have said Jack.

    India early exit takes nothing away from this WC as far as I'm concerned, even if the commercial gains are reduced due to the reduction in TV viewers.
    England, SA, NZ and even SL cricketers are not in a situation even remotely similar to that of the Indian cricketers. As SS said, you shouldn't have to worry for your safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    I can't understand this "feeling sorry for the Indian cricketers" comment. A few posters have been saying the same thing.

    I can understand feeling for the 1 billion fanatical fans, but the players? they have themselves to blame, noone else. They didn't play well enough, quite simple. Why feel sorry for them? Its not like weather intervened and they were done like SA were in the 1992.

    If England, SA, NZ or even SL had left the WC early, apart from their own fans, noone would have said Jack.

    India early exit takes nothing away from this WC as far as I'm concerned, even if the commercial gains are reduced due to the reduction in TV viewers.
    That completely misses the point. The "fans" who are burning down homes and shouting for the death of Chappell\Dravid\everyone-else-involved deserve no sympathy whatsoever.

    The cricketers deserve sympathy because they are victims of this ridiculous overreaction.
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    even though pakistan and india (specially inda) have a lot of fans, they aren't good at being fans...they are your greatest fan this moment and the next they are calling for your head at all that stuff...players shouldn't feel threaten and shouldn't need police help to secure their safetly...so i feel for them there...but except for that i dont...like zinzan12 said " India early exit takes nothing away from this WC as far as I'm concerned, even if the commercial gains are reduced due to the reduction in TV viewers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    That completely misses the point. The "fans" who are burning down homes and shouting for the death of Chappell\Dravid\everyone-else-involved deserve no sympathy whatsoever.

    The cricketers deserve sympathy because they are victims of this ridiculous overreaction.

    Possibly a fair comment that, I didn't look at it that way

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    Kumar= class.
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    I bet they weren't sorry when they were cashing up on their fame by doing interviews and commercials. The good comes with the bad.
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    Regardless of how you feel about how much they get paid - to say that death threats and potential injury to yourself or your family come as 'part' of being a cricketer is ludicrous. And I'm surprised anyone would say that - especially with the recent tragic events in cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Regardless of how you feel about how much they get paid - to say that death threats and potential injury to yourself or your family come as 'part' of being a cricketer is ludicrous. And I'm surprised anyone would say that - especially with the recent tragic events in cricket.
    That's not what I implied - or wanted to, at least.

    When you're taking millions and millions of dollars in sponsorship money, or giving interviews that pay $1000 a minute then you should be realising there that this is not particularly normal - especially in Cricket. That polar side to the game will have another side to it - this is it, on the opposite pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaZoH0lic View Post
    That's not what I implied - or wanted to, at least.

    When you're taking millions and millions of dollars in sponsorship money, or giving interviews that pay $1000 a minute then you should be realising there that this is not particularly normal - especially in Cricket. That polar side to the game will have another side to it - this is it, on the opposite pole.
    Taking unfair criticism is one thing - and as highly paid professionals you should obviously be expected to deal with it. But what the cricketers are complaining about is not that - its about idiots attacking their homes and giving death threats to themselves and their family. This has nothing to do with money or what they should be asked to endure. If you need police protection from idiot fans just because of a lost game, that's simply unacceptable.

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