Wouldn't be the first time.Misleading title, in my opinion. I'd be interested to read the whole interview where he stated that. It really does look as though he's had one point of what he's talking about taken out of a whole interview.
It doesn't have to be macho; turning the other cheek is meek (in the good sense) & dignified and would've shown far more bravery than a two-fingered salute.I just don't see that it's fair to expect everyone to react in a macho, "who-gives-a-flying-about-them" way TBH. Hence, people who call Murali "soft", "fragile", etc. always annoy me rather.
Murali obviously had a right to behave as he did, I don't think anyone is suggesting otherwise. It doesn't follow that it's praiseworthy tho.Not everyone is of the mind to do that either, and I feel they've equally a right not to be as they have to take said aforementioned attitude.
I never said it was praiseworthy, just that no-one IMO has a right to criticise him for it. He is who he is - there is no reason at all why it would have been praiseworthy to either turn the other cheek or take the "they can go to hell" approach. Acting as he did was perfectly acceptible to me.Murali obviously had a right to behave as he did, I don't think anyone is suggesting otherwise. It doesn't follow that it's praiseworthy tho.
Dread to think of your actions to this then...& I've reported your post to the plain English police. A squad car has been dispatched.
It's fairly obvious I thought: to not give his taunters the satisfaction. As it is he's shown he can be got at. Will that make them more or less likely to have another go?it was a natural and a perfectly justified reaction...why in the world should he turn the other cheek?