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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Rantatunga was just like Ganguly. He got under the skin of people who themselves specialized in that field. It was beautiful.

    Especially with Ganguly, it was ridiculous how much he annoyed Waugh - the ice man himself. That was the point, and it worked so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Ranatunga and Ganguly will always be disliked by Australians, its sort of part of their legacy as much as their actual cricket exploits.

    No surprise that they were far better captains then their respective star batsmen in Sanath and Sachin, who happened to be nice guys with palpably less leadership skills.
    Meh, the hate is limited to cricket field. I don't think Aussies carry grudges off it. They are too uncomplicated for that in my opinion.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Ranatunga and Ganguly will always be disliked by Australians, its sort of part of their legacy as much as their actual cricket exploits.

    No surprise that they were far better captains then their respective star batsmen in Sanath and Sachin, who happened to be nice guys with palpably less leadership skills.
    It's limited to on-field things though Jono, for the most part anyway. Ranatunga specialised in some great gamesmanship on that tour in particular.

    BTW, loving the defensiveness in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's limited to on-field things though Jono, for the most part anyway. Ranatunga specialised in some great gamesmanship on that tour in particular.
    Not saying its right or wrong. But I do believe Ranatunga and Ganguly will be remembered more for being pricks in Aust than anything.

    Its just interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Not saying its right or wrong. But I do believe Ranatunga and Ganguly will be remembered more for being pricks in Aust than anything.

    Its just interesting.
    Yeah, probably right.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    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.
    It's one thing to label a player, an intimidating player at that as a prick. But it is totally another thing to call him a cheat. Especially when such statements are made out of the smelly confines of the human rectum without a shred of evidence to support them. He was canny, arrogant and sometimes even irritating. But cheat? Mate, watch where you are heading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    It's one thing to label a player, an intimidating player at that as a prick. But it is totally another thing to call him a cheat. Especially when such statements are made out of the smelly confines of the human rectum without a shred of evidence to support them. He was canny, arrogant and sometimes even irritating. But cheat? Mate, watch where you are heading.
    I was going to reply rather aggressively to this but having thought about it I don't think that will help anyone. So what I'll do is ask that you read my post again, more carefully. Particularly the phrases "one step away from" "in my eyes" and "Maybe I'm not being as objective as I should be" - rather than just seeing the words "Ranatunga" and "cheat" and then going off on one.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    I was going to reply rather aggressively to this but having thought about it I don't think that will help anyone. So what I'll do is ask that you read my post again, more carefully. Particularly the phrases "one step away from" "in my eyes" and "Maybe I'm not being as objective as I should be" - rather than just seeing the words "Ranatunga" and "cheat" and then going off on one.

    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.
    Your use of riders may be clever, but it does not take away anything from the fact that you are in finality calling him A CHEAT without any particular reason for it.

    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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