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@1351 Neil, no. one was a feather, one was a thickish edge, completely different I'm afraid. I believe in walking as a sporting gesture. Not walking and you deserve all the flack you get
Mr Agnew, do you think that Haddin should have walked to end the game? Or just Broad? No difference in their decisions in my book.
Broad did what was right for his country. If he would have chosen to leave the crease England would have probably lost this match! After the incident he added more than 15 runs to the lead, these runs turned out to be beneficial to the bowlers when England won dramatically by 14 runs. Can’t underestimate his importance in this test.
Gamesmanship & Cheatingare essentially the same.Breaking the rules is foul play, cheating is pretending to play fair while either trying to con the officials or breaking the spirit of the rules by behaving in an inappropriate manner.the problem with accepting sledging (utter gutter class behaviour) is that it just encourages other lower forms of behaviour on the field.
1346. The review system is to help the umpires. You're arguing why walk when you can take advantage of a wrong decision. You've always had that option, but it's not sporting and tarnishes the result if you win.
Gamesmanship Vs cheating,Cheating is taking unfair advantage against the rules of the game. Gamesmanship is acting within the rules and is fair as both sides have equal opportunity for it.You can sledge any batsman before any ball. You can only not walk knowing you've edged the ball if you have and the umpire is unsure. It's not cheating as it's the umpire's call, but it's not gamesmanship.
Change the rules and change the game. So why walk when there is a review system - which Oz had used up?
Os 1 (Trott ; Eng 1 (Broad)Fair dinkum?
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Cheating is the norm these days, a reflection on human evolution and changing attitudes. this includes all sports.as for cricket being a gentleman's game! where are the gentlemen these days to be found? As for sledging being ok, please don't make me laugh, gamesmanship is a fancy word for cheating.Try sledging me and if I don't make you stop midway through your run up six times on the trot!!!
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