Last edited by dhillon28; 04-06-2013 at 08:14 AM.
All Time Test XI:
Openers: S.Gavaskar V.Sehwag Middle Order: V.Richards S.Tendulkar B.Lara All Rounders: G.Sobers I Khan (C) WK: A.Gilchrist Bowlers: W.Akram M.Marshall M.Muralitharan
All Time ODI XI:
WK: A.Gilchrist S.Tendulkar V.Richards R. Ponting M. Dhoni M. Bevan Allrounder: K.Dev Bowlers: W.Akram J. Garner M.Muralitharan G. McGrath
Will belt him with a Chiko roll next time I see him.
"The Australian cricket captain is the Prime Minister Australia wishes it had. Steve Waugh is that man, Michael Clarke is not." - Jarrod Kimber
RIP Fardin Qayyumi and Craig Walsh - true icons of CricketWeb.
harsh but fair
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Its been like that ever since the English arrived.
Gower getting the volleys in early.
#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
At least Gower said it, and not Gough or Flintoff; both the latter two are thick enough to serve as planks in the hull of a convict transportation ship.
Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense.
Always knew Gower spoke sense.
Truly a classy on drive of truth from Lord Gower there.
The closest most Aussies I've known have gotten to culture is accidentally switching to a classical music station in their Holden SS ute thinking it's the classic rock channel prompting a "What the ****? this ain't Cold Chisel!" outburst.
Australia aint got none classical music station cobber.
If you nick it walk
wtf moite? we've got colcha.
I actually find this highly offensive, and whether he was attempting to be deliberately provocative or not, the fact he felt he was able to use phrases that have blatantly racial undertones and incredibly dark histories ("animal mentality", feral humans) is hugely disappointing and something he should be widely criticised for (which won't happen).
On a personal level, my opinion of him has fundamentally altered and all respect (which was not inconsiderable) is gone. The point that Gower will almost certainly fail to appreciate is that these statements reveal a lot more about him and a certain class of Englishmen (neo-colonial, bred into a privileged society marked by the white man's burden) than they do about those he seeks to ridicule.
Post-script: hmm, just looked up his Wikipedia page and it turns out he was born and raised in colonial Africa. Words are marked by history. You should think about that Mr Gower.
'It is hard to recall a batsman quite so serene, so unrushed, so unflappable.' Chris Ryan on ... look to the left. Ahhhh.
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