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Thread: Malinga should play Test than chasing dollers says Flower

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    Typically inflammatory first par, using that old chestnut 'slam'.

    From the quotes I'm seeing, Flower isn't slamming Malinga's decision at all. Seems like he's more rueing the fact that players are more and more moving towards this type of decision.

    And in the unlikely event he is slamming him, he has no right. Malinga has a loyalty to himself, his family etc before he does to Test cricket. If he's injury-prone and he can prolong his career/earnins through limited-overs cricket, then all power to him,

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    Name me ONE player who quit tests to chase T20 that wasn't 1. old or 2. a walking injury.
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    gayle, bravo etc...


    i know they;'ve been dropped but it's partly their fault too i think?
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    Keiron Pollard hasn't exactly gone all out to play test cricket br0.
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    There are players who give T20 more priority but that's only because they know they have no chance in hell of making it in tests.

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    SLC cricketers get paid ****. If someone quadrupled your salary for 1/10th your work, you'd do it too. Unless you're actually making an excellent wage from your board - which only applies to Indian, English, Autralian and South African cricketers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    SLC cricketers get paid ****. If someone quadrupled your salary for 1/10th your work, you'd do it too. Unless you're actually making an excellent wage from your board - which only applies to Indian, English, Autralian and South African cricketers.
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    I have no doubt if I was an international cricketer not being paid well by the board I'd go all out to get a spot in the IPL

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    Compared to the average wage of people in SL, I'm sure they get paid very well (when they do get paid obv). Couple that with sponsorship deals etc, they're hardly struggling.

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    They're not, but "If someone quadrupled your salary for 1/10th your work, you'd do it too"

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Compared to the average wage of people in SL, I'm sure they get paid very well (when they do get paid obv). Couple that with sponsorship deals etc, they're hardly struggling.
    But most people's careers don't end by 35 either, and that's if they're lucky. Not struggling is different from being stable enough to be able to take care of your family after your career is over. An even if you theoretically could be comfortable, the vast majority of us would still take a quadruple pay increase for 1/10th the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    They're not, but "If someone quadrupled your salary for 1/10th your work, you'd do it too"
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