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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    For the benefit of those of us who missed it, was Afridi's celebration any different from his 'hands in the air, everyone acknowledge how amazing I am' celebration?
    It was the same, but no different in spirit from Flintoff's Captain Marvel chest-spout or Lee's "I know he's out lbw... wait.. forgot something.. ha the appeal"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    I like him really. He is insightful and quite a learned fellow. But somehow he transforms (like Sunny Gavaskar at seeing Sachin) into a schoolboy fan at the sight of Ponting. Also I think he dislikes the Pakistani team (many of us do, especially after the way the game has been brought to disrepute by some of them, so not entirely unwarranted). But his stint in the commentary was quite bad yesterday, all his cards went wrong for him I think.

    Also he has been uncharacterestically inconsistent in his views on Ponting over the last few years.

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    Nah, not really. It's been consistent in that he rates him as a leader and probably overrates him as a batsman (and still does, even yesterday he was going on about how unlucky he was) and doesn't rate his tactics very highly at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    It was the same, but no different in spirit from Flintoff's Captain Marvel chest-spout or Lee's "I know he's out lbw... wait.. forgot something.. ha the appeal"...
    Yeah, I can put up with OTT wicket celebrations but I hate when bowlers assume an lbw is out without bothering to appeal. Jason Gillespie took this to the opposite extreme, used to look to the umpire even if middle stump was out of the ground.
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    When asked about Pakistan he again lays into Afridi. Quite poor form I should say. Still talking about Afridi's celebration style after Pakistan have lost the match. WTF is wrong with a team huddle????

    I really like a lot of Ian's analysis but come on get a life man.

    And I think I would agree that he has really started disliking Pakistan because of all the recent scandals but at least he should try and remain in his senses in the commentary box,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    Yeah, I can put up with OTT wicket celebrations but I hate when bowlers assume an lbw is out without bothering to appeal. Jason Gillespie took this to the opposite extreme, used to look to the umpire even if middle stump was out of the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    But when you are commentating, you are supposed to act like a professional and not let your personal feelings cloud your commentary.
    Not so sure. Many people, including me, do like commentary with a strong personal bite.

    Yet, this was clearly crossing the line.

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    They are commentators, not cheerleaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Indeed, if for nothing other than inventing the seagull.
    Deserved a wicket for that tbh

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    Well i also like him but what was really funny that he said Ponting wants to punish Pakistan for sydney test. That was not what Ponting said, it was what Ian Chappel wanted. And i was sure that Ponting wasn't going to trouble Pakistani bowling line up on that pitch.
    I think he dislikes Pakistan. Otherwise he is not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricpk View Post
    I think he dislikes Pakistan. Otherwise he is not bad.
    He used to like Pakistan a lot but I think the recent spot fixing saga has really turned him off. I don't blame him for that but at least while commentating he should try and be a little neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    He used to like Pakistan a lot but I think the recent spot fixing saga has really turned him off. I don't blame him for that but at least while commentating he should try and be a little neutral.
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    But If those three weren't involved in spot fixing, i would have been shouting here :P

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    I just watched this.

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    Of course, Chappell hates Flintoff too...

    Oh, wait, apart from when he said he should come out of retirement to play in the Ashes.

    Silly bugger.
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    It's pretty obvious that he thinks Afridi is a loon who basically has no place on an international cricket field as well, tbh.

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