Asif, pretty conclusively.
Whatever one thinks of Sir Beef, he was at least always trying to win.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
I just don't like the prick.
botham. nobody does
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Quarter-final 4 Results:
Mohammad Asif - 6
Ian Botham - 4
Asif Beefy had a chance though.
Round 4: The Septic Semis
1. Hansie Cronje
2. Mohammad Asif
3. Roy Gilchrist
4. Salim Malik
Last edited by LongHopCassidy; 06-04-2013 at 04:18 AM.
Salim Malik for me
Because he actually threw matches..
asif did spot fixing but malik did it all.. fixed matches.. got other players involved and he still claims that he is innocent..
I will not be surprise if a Pakistani win this.. they had some of the worst players and charactors over the years..
I am just surprise that guys like wasim akram, Kamran akmal, shaoib malik, Ijaz ahmad and salman butt hasn't made it this far..
SALMAM KHAN The real king and Baadshah of Bollywood!!!!!!!!
May the worst man win.
Hansie Cronje (South Africa)
- Protagonist of the most spectacular match-fixing scandal
- Looked a little too suave in leather jackets for his own good
- Bringing down Herschelle Gibbs and Henry Williams with him
- Chucked a stump through the umpire's door after Mark Waugh was given a match-winning life
- Confession starts at 2:07
"Of course the team decided against taking the bribe, but even so, it hadn't been an immediate and strong reaction to an activity totally abhorrent to the notion of sport." - Herschelle Gibbs on Cronje's first offer
"It wasn't even enough to cover my legal expenses." - On the size of his bookie payments
"If you look at my entire life, how I played, how I trained, losing didn't come easy to me." - Hansie doesn't take the easy way out
"Since that day, in a moment of stupidity and weakness, I allowed Satan and the world to dictate terms to me rather than the Lord." - Cronje revealing Lucifer's terrible shot selection
"You bet it has Mark, my money's definitely on them for sure, 7 for 635, they'd be odds on the Australians. New Zealand I'd wager will have a devil of a time trying to score that many. The result of this match pretty much a foregone conclusion really, and that's how I like them Mark. Yes Mark, it's a safe bet they would be ****ting themselves, I'll give you the tip. Selectors are gambling on some of the new players finding form, and I know a couple of senior players desperately needed to fix their games." - Billy Birmingham, The 12th Man
"Cronje once even agreed on $15,000 for a fix." - Osman Samiuddin
"Even the testimony last Thursday of Cronje, the captain of the 'rainbow nation' so mesmerised by pots of gold, proved anti-climatic. Those expecting some sort of South African Moriarty at the centre of a web of deceit were instead confronted by the shambling shell of a man, mortified by his weakness for 'easy money' and still strangely oblivious to the extremity of his disgrace." - Gideon Haigh during Cronje's trial
Salim Malik (Pakistan)
- Darth Sidious of match-fixing
- Throwing away a 100-Test career of somewhat decent batsmanship to do so
- Demanding a job as Pakistan batting coach after all this miscellany
- Safe pair of hands
- Rashid Latif resigned in protest after hearing about Malik's lobbying for coach, then re-applied after Malik was told to **** off by PCB
"One could not really imagine how a player of his apparently good nature and conduct fall into such a sinister game of making illegal millions." Col. Rafi Nasim
"You know better than me." - Malik when asked if cricket in the 1990s was corrupt
"My first instinct was disgust that this low-life of a prick thought that loyalty to my country was for sale." - Steve Waugh after receiving an offer from Malik, before a match that Australia lost by one wicket
"Because they are white, I am sorry to say, and I am black I am out of cricket and they're still playing. There are many incidents. A couple of other white people are still playing. All the fault is with the Asian side." - Malik alleging racism in sport
"It was just like we are today," he said. "We were sitting in a room together...but the thing about white players is you can't trust them. The bastards have weird minds." - Malik proving racism in sport
"After being stuffed by 157 runs, Intikhab thought a group hug was in order. Latif told the court he was willing to embrace Malik but Malik 'did not respond positively.'" - Gideon Haigh
"A Test cricketer like me doesn't need any coaching course or any certificate. I have the ability to help the batsmen overcome their problems, which have been the main hurdle in team's performance." - Salim offers to help players cheat more efficiently
Last edited by LongHopCassidy; 06-04-2013 at 11:14 PM.
Malik because Cronje at least had the decency to fly a plane into a cliff.
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Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
malik. both matchfixers but malik an even more hateable ****
Tricky. A match up worthy of the occasion, it must be said. CW knows its cricketing clients.
For all Malik has to (un)recommend him, I'm leaning towards Cronje. The religious hypocrisy aspect just tips the scales and, whilst he is most assuredly as dead as Jacob Marley, it should probably be noted that if he wasn't too fecking mean to buy a ticket for a passenger plane he'd never have been on the cargo aircraft that crashed in the first place.
&, althpough I'm sure it's a tragedy for his family, his death did at least spare the wider cricketing community the emetic redemption story where the beetle-browed client prostrated himself before his god and was re-embraced unto the heaving Afrikaner bosom.
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