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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis View Post
    The ball didn't help him time his shots, help his hand-eye coordination and placement etc. All of which Gilchrist displayed. He was out of form after the 2005 Ashes, but still hit the odd great innings. Tendulkar has been out of form for a long time but hits the occasional good innings. Lets not start a double standard.

    Anybody who saw that innings saw Gilchrist in-form because he was hitting the ball cleanly. That ball doesn't stop him from mistiming balls etc.
    I'm not going into the debate on whether and how much it helped or not but he did mistimes/or not hit the ball cleanly on some shots which went further but doesn't mean it's because of the squash ball though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    WTF? How the hell does Gilly break any rules by having a squash ball in his glove, if anything that should make gripping the bat a bit more difficult.
    If it wasn't helping, he wouldn't use it. But before you start bitching read my post above.

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    [QUOTE=dontcloseyoureyes;1181990]I couldn't give a **** what he has in his gloves. He still has to bat, it's not like Squash balls make you invulnerable to losing your wicket./QUOTE]

    Well taking steroids wouldn't make you invulnerable to losing your wicket either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Was this not mentioned in other countries during the actual game? On Sky over here Slater called it more-or-less straight away. He said Gilly had felt as if he was playing with too much bottom hand all through the tournament & the squash ball helped that.
    So the squash ball did work as a performance enhancer in a way.


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    Disclaimer:Not saying anything against Gilchrist. Come on, he's like the 1st guy to announce himself a walker and that to me is pretty honest and I don't think he would cheat. He just didn't think its a big deal and it's not. But that said, the squash ball is still kind of a performance enhancer and the rules need to be clarified on what can be used and what can't and does the players need to get permission to try something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    The rules need to be clarified on what can be used and what can't and does the players need to get permission to try something new.
    Yes they should and Gilchrist didn't bother to do this, probably in the hope that no one would give a rats. Obviously it would have been better for him ask the authorities if it was OK, and I'm surprised he didn't given the height of the moral ground he likes to place himself on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frey View Post
    A well thought out post !! Let's talk about the Lees, Malingas and Akhtars etc to conveniently forget the BIG CHEAT. I guess the smoke screen approach deflects attention from the GREATEST CHUCKER OF ALL TIMES !!
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    Gilchrist....a great cricketer !!!

    Everyone knows who the real cheater is......the chucker.
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    Oh! I think you may have misread my post? With respect, I was referring to an internationally regarded CHEAT who instead of bowling in the spirit of the game has CHUCKED, CHUCKED, CHUCKED. History will long remember him for his CHUCKING action.
    Dire. This has got to be one of the worst threads ever in terms of overall content and posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    1st guy to announce himself a walker
    First guy to 'announce' himself as a walker maybe, but there have been quite a few batsman who walk all the time without saying anything about it.

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    yeah and what's your point?

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    Just that it's not something that commendable imo. Irrelevant to the discussion though.
    Last edited by Dasa; 05-05-2007 at 03:12 AM.

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    no because walkers imo are people who are honest and is a good sportsmen. and see themselves in high grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    The only people I've seen agree with the idea that the ball was unfair and was the reason Gilchrist scored 149 are bitter and biased Sri Lankans. Shut up already and acknowledge a magnificent innings. The squash ball wasn't timing those shots, the squash ball wasn't seeing the cricket ball like a beach ball....

    While Sri Lankans captain and team may be gracious the same can't be said for their fans.
    I can assure you its a minority ....and such a minority does exist in every country... as they do in Australia as well I am sure..

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    Whole thread=woeful.

    Could have had some decent discussion about the legality of the squash ball, but no.
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