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Thread: Malinga Loves Tests - Haters Can Suck It

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    What a crock. If he loved test cricket, he'd play it.

    Fact is, he loves the T20 cash cow.

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    He is sad about it, just not sad enough to take the pay cut to do it.


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    What a bastard. Choosing health over pain.
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    Yeah. Injuries don't just mean 'Oh bother, looks like I'm going to be missing a couple of matches'. There's pain, the obvious frustration at not being able to play the game you love, losing fitness, missing out on earning money, problems you might face when you get older and all kinds of other things depending on the seriousness of the injury.

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    Interesting read. What actually is his chronic knee condition?

    This bit caught my eye:

    Quote Originally Posted by Malinga
    the knee injury I have is something only four or five other people in the world have - mostly Aussie Rules football players, no cricketers.
    Must be literally dozens of bowling careers curtailed by bum knees, so it's interesting his particular one seems rare in the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    Must be literally dozens of bowling careers curtailed by bum knees, so it's interesting his particular one seems rare in the sport.

    no idea. something similar to adam cooney's? altough cooney's isn't rare i don't think. they just can't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    What a crock. If he loved test cricket, he'd play it.

    Fact is, he loves the T20 cash cow.
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    He loves T20 more and money most
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    It is an oddly specific injury that it results in a financially lucrative degree of pain.

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    He was never that good a test bowler anyway. Had a weird action. Over rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Talk is cheap Athers.
    Unlike his playing services ftr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He was never that good a test bowler anyway. Had a weird action. Over rated.
    TBF weird actions aren't necessarily a brake on being a good test performer. Ignoring the vomiting they induce from sensitive souls like me, Ajmal and Murali have both made goes of the longer format.

    Not suggesting Malinga's action was "weird" in any rule-threatening sense, I hasten to add.

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