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    Some Australian and South African bowlers are real nutcases

    Have you guys noticed, especially against India, some of the Australian and South African bowlers play very unsporting like. I've seen this in many instances. I forgot the name of this South African bowler that was trying to hit Ganguly when he was getting hit all over the ground. Symonds, Williams, and Bracken are the other Australian bowlers that have done stuff like it.

    For instance, did you see Williams gloating in front of Ganguly when he went out. Umpire or Ponting should have said something that Williams then but didn't. This is not the kind of behaviour that Cricket needs. It's probably the most gentlemenistic (new word I think) sport in the world. Bowlers should accept and get on with it when the batsmen hit them for 4's and 6's.

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    Re: Some Australian and South African bowlers are real nutcases

    Originally posted by jpatel1508
    I forgot the name of this South African bowler that was trying to hit Ganguly when he was getting hit all over the ground.
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    And if you think this problem is exclusive to Australia and South Africa, your are as nuts as they are :rolleyes:

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    Plenty of bowlers seem simply unable to take the fact that Ganguly is a brilliant international batsman.
    It just doesn't seem to be possible to sink-in.
    Therefore they seem to take great insult at him smashing them all over the park. I, and doubtless many others, now hope Ganguly absolutely tears Williams to shreds next time he faces him, without getting out.
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    I dont know why people get all thingy about this kind of thing. If a player cant take it, thats their problem.

    Of course when it gets racial and whatnot, then thats fine, it should be dealth with. However most of the time its something that happens on the ground and stays on the ground, I really do think some people should lighten up.

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    Originally posted by Richard
    Plenty of bowlers seem simply unable to take the fact that Ganguly is a brilliant international batsman.
    I'd call him good rather than brilliant.
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    All right, brilliant in ODIs, good in Tests.
    But certainly the way most media talk, they seem unable to accept he is even up-to-standard.

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    Originally posted by Linda
    I dont know why people get all thingy about this kind of thing. If a player cant take it, thats their problem.

    Of course when it gets racial and whatnot, then thats fine, it should be dealth with. However most of the time its something that happens on the ground and stays on the ground, I really do think some people should lighten up.
    I still like to see bowlers sledging and being hammered all over the park by the bowler they're trying to sledge out.
    Like Graeme and Sarwan did to the Australians.

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    Re: Re: Some Australian and South African bowlers are real nutcases

    Originally posted by iamdavid
    Roger Telemachus
    I think he meant Andre Nel as i don't think Roger played during India's last tour to Sa and Ganguly scored 2 centuries in that series.

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    Originally posted by Richard
    Plenty of bowlers seem simply unable to take the fact that Ganguly is a brilliant international batsman.
    It just doesn't seem to be possible to sink-in.
    Therefore they seem to take great insult at him smashing them all over the park. I, and doubtless many others, now hope Ganguly absolutely tears Williams to shreds next time he faces him, without getting out.
    Agreed.

    Bowlers like Williams and Lee make real fools of themselves when they get carted around the park by batsman and take the wicket of some hapless tail-ender and celebrate like they worked really hard to get the wicket, its a joke.

    I personally see nothing wrong with a bowler pointing a batsman to the pavillion, but this stuff that Williams and Nel do, and get in the face of the batsman is not something I like. I'd also like to see batsman do the 'chainsaw' after hitting boundaries.

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    The only English bowler I know who will give the batsman an earfull is Flintoff, and that's when he really gets wound up. Aside from the fact that half the time they have no reason to be annoyed, Kirtley, Harmison, Hoggard, Caddick and Anderson are all quiet types. You will rarely see Caddick, Hoggard or Anderson talk when they are in a bowling spell. Harmison tried giving Graeme Smith an earfull, then engaged him in a bouncer war, and got murdered all around the park. He was quiet from the beginning, and since that episode I haven't seen a peep out of him. Giles is quiet as well, quite simply because he's about as scary as someone trying to kill you with a piece of fresh fruit (sorry nicked that off Monty Python )
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    Im not sure if its the incident he was refering to , but Telemachus received a hefty fine earlier in his carear for barging into Rahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly in a ODI while they were taking him to the cleaners.

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    Originally posted by Rik
    he's about as scary as someone trying to kill you with a piece of fresh fruit (sorry nicked that off Monty Python )
    Pfft , English comedy , pathetic

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    Originally posted by Rik
    The only English bowler I know who will give the batsman an earfull is Flintoff, and that's when he really gets wound up.
    Flintoff Vs Ganguly is always fun to watch

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    Originally posted by vishnureddy
    Flintoff Vs Ganguly is always fun to watch
    Anyone Vs Ganguly is always fun to watch

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