YouTube - India V South Africa 93
Watch the last 3 minutes or so, this was comical cricket.
Last edited by Sanz; 14-03-2011 at 05:02 PM.
TEC is slightly wrong, South Africa didn't lose the 1999 semi final.
Yeah I noticed that to, but for all intents and purposes it was a loss. They had to win to get through. A tie was to be knocked out.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Only Test: West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
2/122 at the end of day 4 chasing 201 to win in their first Test after re-admission, two experienced players at the crease, last 8 wickets fell for 25. Epic choke.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 14-03-2011 at 06:09 PM.
To be honest, the real choke artists were the class of the 1990s. The McMillans, Donalds, Cronjes, Kluseners etc were all terrible under pressure and choked for no reason. I'd argue that only Jonty Rhodes maintained his composure on the big stage and had a calming influence on the rest of the team.
The problem for the next generation of South African players and the ones that are playing right now is that they have had to contend with the added pressure of knowing that they have historically been chokers. So much so, that they have put even more pressure on themselves in order to break the hoodoo and that has only made things worse. They have to break it eventually, and I think most people are spot on when they say that whilst winning a knock out game in this world cup may quell part of the notion that they are chokers, the bottom line is that they will continue to be called chokers by the media and the masses until they win a world cup.
Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!
South Africa. Never ending laughs.
That's a seriously long Windies tail though with Ambrose coming in at 8
Last edited by GotSpin; 14-03-2011 at 08:08 PM.
Don't go chasing waterfalls
Yeah I remember that collapse against the Windies. Ambrose, Walsh, WAGs.
Such a non-point. Of course it happens to everyone (Australia against South Africa, Melbourne, 1993) and it may well be that the Saffies haven't choked much more often than others (doubt it). But the tag of 'choker' isn't a factual one; for a team who traditionally rated themselves awfully highly going into Tests and ODI's in the 90's, the ultra-defensiveness when they fall on a heap coupled with the god-awful dummy spits makes it Just. So. Entertaining.
Without checking, I think you'll find that SA probably played more ODI finals cricket than Australia in the 90's but the difference in the two teams in terms of results was that, given they didn't make them as often, if Australia made a final, they generally won it. And winning is the only game in town.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 14-03-2011 at 09:26 PM.
Every time SA came to tour Australia they've talked themselves up massively only to fall in a big heap. It was hilarious. And as soon as they actually win here, we turn it around and thump them back in their own backyard.
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
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