Being Magnanimous in Defeat
As a Sri Lankan I am proud of the way the Sri Lankan Team and Captain behaved and accepted the result of the Final.
In this World Cup I have only come across one Team that has been a sore loser or kept finding excuses time after time everytime they lost.
I am of course referring to the South Africans. Whenever they lost they never acknowledged that they lost to the better Team.
When they lost to Pakistan in the practice match they blamed the pitch.
When they lost to Australia the first time they blamed it on Graeme Smith's cramps (wonder whether they forgot about the rest of the Team there) .
When they lost to NZ they blamed it on the toss.
They never admitted or acknowledged they were beaten by the better Team on the day...Any thoughts comments...
To me it seems a lack of magnanimity in admitting they lost to the better team...is part of this SA Team leadership.