Don't want to be an old fart, but never liked send offs. The job's done, you have your man, no need to be a cock about it. Questioning a batsman's techique/courage/parentage/sexuality might serve some purpose before he's dismissed (SR Waugh's "mental disintegration", etc), but afterwards it looks more than a little ****ish, IMHO.
Sidearse was particularly bad with the SOs.
- 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
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
yeah that was awful from Sohail probably cost us the game at this point, right up there with Misbah and Hafeez scoop
When I take a wicket, I never feel any need or temptation to badmouth the batsman. It's just so redundant, you've already beaten the batsman fair and square, the job is done.
Exit pursuing a beer
Speaking for myself, not a fan of giving sendoffs or being verbally aggressive in any other way. Wouldn't judge someone else for doing it though - guess it's different strokes for different folks.
Personally speaking, always believed that if the ball does the talking, the bowler doesn't need to utter a single word. And that day when the ball delivered from my hand stops talking, I'd pick up a different sport!
Had two send offs in my club game today. The second one created an incident which I can't divulge on the Internet. Further reinforced my belief that send offs are a bad idea.
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