players are there to compete. Some in Aus felt Ganguly was the tough nut India needed to have to bring together their talent, take no **** and jump in the test rankings. Such a game style will bring similar on field issues like Australia get caught up in, but pushing this limit can be justified by the fans if you are winning.
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"People make me happy.. not places.. people"
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
"Oh my God, there's a castle! A castle!"
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Strangely enough, despite his reputation I've always had a fierce respect for Ganguly - I loved the way he captained India and I thought his efforts to get under the skins of Australia was very much a case of playing us - and sometimes beating us - at our own game.
Ranatunga, on the other hand, just seemed to be one step away from an outright cheat in my eyes. Maybe I'm not being as objective as I should be about the two men - and I've got no problem admitting that I detest Ranatunga - but while they might be seen to have a similar reputation in Australia I'd never really thought of them along the same lines.
I've got absolutely no issue at all if you disagree with anything I say, but at least disagree with what I'm actually saying rather than what you think I am.
And yes, I called the "out of the backside" in regards to the statement and not you as a person, mate. :-)
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