Love the bit about the damage already being done, especially re. Ponting. He's hardly been like Samson without his hair since they got rid of the graphite bat, has he?
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I suspect sooner or later some one like Sanath J or Tharanga may be used to experiment this by the Sri Lankans if the ICC does not rule on this...
I tried the squash ball and believe me it felt like my palm has swelled, and it felt odd and i wasn't comfortable holding the bat.
Though i have to admit that unlike Gilly who holds the bat by the top of the handle, i am more of a bottom-handed batsman.
So the squash ball didn't help me become a better batsman as i got out for 5 (17 balls).
Anyways do you guys think Gilly should keep on using the squash ball.
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Gilchrist ball fury
Adam Gilchrist's use of a squash ball in his glove as a batting aid has been likened to 'taking a steroid' by a leading figure in Sri Lanka cricket. Australia batsman Gilchrist admitted after the 53-run victory over the Sri Lankans in the World Cup final that he used a squash ball to give him a better grip.
Asantha de Mel, the Sri Lanka chairman of selectors, said: "We must find out whether it enhanced his performance and Gilchrist has admitted that it did." "He has admitted that it gave more power for his shots, which means that it enhanced his performance. It's like an athlete taking a steroid. Therefore it's unethical." "Cricket laws don't allow you to have additional equipment.""The ICC should look into the matter and make sure that it doesn't happen in the future."
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Kangadaran Mathivanan is preparing to raise the issue at next month's International Cricket Council annual general meeting.
"The Australians are famous for these things," De Mel said. "They bowled underarm and it was banned. Then Dennis Lillie tried to use an aluminium bat and it was banned too. More recently Ricky Ponting's graphite bat was banned as well."
Hear hear. Gilchrist added something to his equipment that had never been used before and had never had any clearance from any governing body...ban him. This is quite outrageous...I would go as far as saying that because his teammates and management knew and approved this they should all be banned from cricket for 10 years...no doubt in my mind.
Positively the most ridiculous post in history.
(Yes, I was only pretending to miss the sarcasm there)
Half expect Fiery to call for a lynching really.
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