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    Cricket Web Staff Member neville cardus's Avatar
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    From ball boy to whipping boy

    I don't know if anyone's watching this, or if anyone cares, but I'm smarting vicariously at the injustice of it all:

    https://vine.co/v/OqVIDvXux0l

    That kid was treated shabbily. Russell may project and gesticulate all he likes, but the fact is that his was a poor effort. The ball was rope-bound in any event.

    If the twitterati are to be believed, the boy has just been ejected from the ground; certainly, that looked the likely outcome when a group of officious-looking jackets began assembling at the scene. The cameras bravely panned away, however, so I can't be sure.

    Andre Russell should be ashamed of himself. I should say that of the authorities, too, but I rather doubt they are capable of shame. And I wince to think how the scapegoat's next day at school will go.

    And all this after Ravi Rampaul decapitated one of his peers during the second ODI. These kids need a union.

    Since when, by the way, do four runs not accrue when a spectator fields the ball inside the boundary? I've been out of the loop too long.
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    What did Russell do besides stick out his hands and be all wtf for a second or two? Genuine question, haven't watched proper footage of the incident.

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    nothing happened to the boy,he was shown on camera a few minutes later,sitting behind the boundary rope,being teased by his friends

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    What is it you find erotic about fish cakes?


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    Last I saw, he was being ushered towards the playing area's nearest exit. Two suggestive tweets:

    https://twitter.com/SeanOverton72/st...81247661514752
    https://twitter.com/br_uk/status/523076529753169920

    Russell's WTFing went on for well over "a second or two." His conduct encouraged his team-mates to follow suit, resulting in an extended hold-up in play while the umpires came to their curious determination.

    That Russell had no cause to WTF at all may be seen from the original vine I posted, and from this image:

    https://twitter.com/goransaxena/stat...77167710625792
    Last edited by neville cardus; 17-10-2014 at 07:11 AM.

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    Do you think cricket needs a strong ball boy?



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