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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.
    sorry for asking but to what extent would you consider it acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Why ? What has Afridi's ball biting and other cheating incidents in the past have got to do with how he has performed/led/behaved in this world cup ?
    Because you mentioned Australian cricketers, as if Benchy wouldn't criticise them. You basically called him one-eyed because he was Australian. That is not on. Had someone done that to me with Indian players I'd have been absolutely pissed off.
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    You mean someone who consumes alcohol regularly ?
    Mate, a bottler is someone who doesn't perform under pressure. They 'bottle' it.
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    That is a ridiculous suggestion. And I don't know what has his personal habit of drinking got to do with this topic.
    And again, this is you just going off for no reason. You didn't understand the joke, yet got all aggressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    sorry for asking but to what extent would you consider it acceptable?
    Using foreign objects eg bottle tops, razors, vaseline - not cool.

    Using fingernails, teeth etc to scuff up one side - don't have a problem with it.

    I've never understood why shining the ball is permitted in the rules as you're trying to maintain the original condition of the ball, yet raising the seam once it goes flat will see you hauled up on a charge of ball tampering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Using foreign objects eg bottle tops, razors, vaseline - not cool.

    Using fingernails, teeth etc to scuff up one side - don't have a problem with it.

    I've never understood why shining the ball is permitted in the rules as you're trying to maintain the original condition of the ball, yet raising the seam once it goes flat will see you hauled up on a charge of ball tampering.
    Tend to agree with you, but it's easy to foresee good bowling being discredited just because of the conditions of the ball if it was allowed


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    Simple response to this issue (without trying to derail) - Although the fielding side gets to choose which ball they wish to bowl with, ultimately the ball belongs to both teams, and the batting team should have some benefit from seeing off a new ball (flattening the seam/taking the shine off), as much as the bowling side gains an advantage from shining one side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Simple response to this issue (without trying to derail) - Although the fielding side gets to choose which ball they wish to bowl with, ultimately the ball belongs to both teams, and the batting team should have some benefit from seeing off a new ball (flattening the seam/taking the shine off), as much as the bowling side gains an advantage from shining one side.
    If they really want to be fair to both sides, then they should get rid of the stupid mandatory ball change rule after the 34th over. The batsmen won't have to face a relatively new ball and the bowlers can get reverse swing.

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    The ball isn't relatively new though - it's the equivalent of 34 overs old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    If they really want to be fair to both sides, then they should get rid of the stupid mandatory ball change rule after the 34th over. The batsmen won't have to face a relatively new ball and the bowlers can get reverse swing.
    I was talking about test cricket tbf, and as marc says, the ball they replace it with is supposed to have the same wear, just been cleaned up so it's whiter.

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    Why do they do that then? Is it because the batsmen have problems seeing the ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Why do they do that then? Is it because the batsmen have problems seeing the ball?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Simple response to this issue (without trying to derail) - Although the fielding side gets to choose which ball they wish to bowl with, ultimately the ball belongs to both teams, and the batting team should have some benefit from seeing off a new ball (flattening the seam/taking the shine off), as much as the bowling side gains an advantage from shining one side.
    To be fair, batsmen have quite a few things in their favour at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    To be fair, batsmen have quite a few things in their favour at the moment.
    People say that, yet ball tampering wasn't legal in other more bowler friendly eras.

    Maybe there just aren't that many good bowlers getting around, or maybe cricket boards should set a clear mandate that there needs to be grass on day one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Mate, a bottler is someone who doesn't perform under pressure. They 'bottle' it.
    Obviously you did not read Xuhaib's response and it is ridiculous either way to suggest that he bottles (or does not perform) in pressure situation.
    Last edited by Sanz; 31-03-2011 at 10:19 AM.

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    Afridi's past failings make his newly found strengths all the more remarkable. There's a tinge of redemption in how an apparently hare-brained player turns out to posses real leadership & wisdom.

    And his previous escapades have been of the naive rather than the wicked kind, though shades of gray are hard to classify...

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    Xuhaib was having a laugh at your expense.

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