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    I have had a look around at Planet cricket. How come it's gotten crap?

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    Majority of the cricket 'fans' there are teenange Indian fanboys who really knowthing nothing about anything.
    Add to the a few obnoxious posters who may have a few good points once in a while, but are usually spewing garbage and incite flame wars if you disagree with them, with their condescending passive-aggressive attitudes.
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    You aren't going to get a lot of people on the internet who have seen the likes of Kepil Dev and Botham or Malcolm Marshall etc. Most of them are going to be teenagers, who have a chance to learn more about cricket from the seniors on the forum. For example I started watching cricket in 98, so one of the only ways for me to learn about cricket is through reading posts here from seniors who watched cricket at the time when you had great players like the ones I mentioned above.

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    Sanz, you are a joke and I hope you get infracted for your poor posting in this thread.
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    i thought Afridi nonchalently biting the ball was real classy tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    i thought Afridi nonchalently biting the ball was real classy tbh
    A lot of people should give Afridi a second chance. Yes he has been an idiot in the past but he has made a remarkable turnaround and deserves some appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    A lot of people should give Afridi a second chance. Yes he has been an idiot in the past but he has made a remarkable turnaround and deserves some appreciation.
    I was being serious. I posted in some thread before the semis that I felt Afridi was the reason Pakistan have done well this WC and praised him

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    Lol, I thought you were being sarcastic.

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    I know this guy who ball tampers by putting a bottle cap (sharp metal one) in the elastic of his pants. Everytime he shines the ball he scratches the surface of it. He's played about 20 odd FC games in Pakistan and he says literally every pace bowler tampers with the ball even at that level lol. Came as a shock to me at first but it's kind of believable =/

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    That sounds really awful tbh. Hope he's wrong about "literally every pace bowler".
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Although a nice speech and all, I struggle to define a person who has a history of ball tampering and pitch doctoring (for want of a better term) as a 'class act'.
    Which makes his transformation all the more remarkable.

    A ' bad boy ' who missed the last WC cause he poked at some bozo in the crowd, now exhibits exemplary leadership qualities.

    If someone mentioned Afridi and captaincy some years ago, it was to meant as a joke to elicit derision and laughter. Nobody's laughing now

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    More from Afridi:

    " We didn't have much hope from this side but I have respect for my team. Reception? We will go back, people will give us confidence, they backed us. If those people who make us stars say a little what's wrong with that? It's nothing big.... "

    I am floored, cant believe what I'm reading. This is statesmanship at it's finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    That sounds really awful tbh. Hope he's wrong about "literally every pace bowler".
    Yeah I have a feeling he said that to make his own actions of tampering look normal but I guess it is plausible that even at FC level there is some degree of tampering be it plucking the seam or whatever.

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    Without wishing to re-ignite a debate, I don't have an issue with ball tampering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Without wishing to re-ignite a debate, I don't have an issue with ball tampering.
    The same as how I don't have an issue with batsmen super gluing the bails on prior to facing up itbt.

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