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The "spirit of cricket" surely is based on the concept of fairness. Walking or not walking is part of this.For the situation to be fair for both sides then we consistency of player behaviour.Either everybody walks or nobody walks, is fair and consistent practice.Only one of those choices is realistic.
Goodbye KP it was good while it lasted.looking forward to your skysports cricket commentary soon-isn't that where the retired has-beens end up these days?
A great shame for Pattinson. A very fine young bowler who will be quite a handful with some more experience at test match level. I, like the majority of English cricket lovers, wish him well and a speedy recovery. On the subject of walking it seems to be no longer the done thing so the arguments are irrelevant. I do feel that the standard of umpiring in the 2 match has been very poor
All this nonsense about 'walking' or 'not walking' can easily be sorted out - all batsmen, whether re an lbw appeal, a catch, run out etc. ought to WAIT for the umpire's decision. Whether or not a batsman is 'blatantly out' he should still wait for the umpire's finger to be raised. This simple measure would put an end to any suggestions of cheating. Just wait for the umpire's decision :-)
@372, and what about Clarke at Adelaide in 2010, the ball came off the face onto pad and he refused to walk, luckily though England had a review. In regards to broad he knew he hit it but was within his right to stand and wait for the umpire just as almost every australian cricketer since the 70's has done
@372 Haddin did not walk in the first test and admitted afterwards he knew he hit it!!! does that make him a cheat as well and why was Broad so clearly out? the edge did not go direct to slip but was via the Keepers gloves if anything Haddins was clearer.......I have no problem with both Broad and Haddin not walking, the umpires are there to give decisions
All this talk about convicts! Where did they come from then.English descendents. Gets a bit wearing all this silly talk.
Just like Pietersen pulls a sickie when he's not making runs.Wouldn't it be nice to get some proper comments instead of all these nasty remarks.Some people have nothing better to do methinks.
Maybe Australia will call for Mitchell Johnson - that would turn this tragedy into a farce! Show no mercy to this hopeless mob - they never do when they are on top!
#370 DeanoYou seem to be saying that athletic young men in Australia are tending to choose AFL over cricket because they are paid more and get more adulation. Might I add that they also don't have the inconvenience of meaningful international competition. You make them sound very shallow people. I'd rather have your cricketers any day - they have the guts to play outside their comfort zone.
@372....see there ya go Nev me old son.....he cheated in YOUR mind, not being funny Nev but just who do you think YOU are....are you on the review panel.....no, are you a commentator.....no, and expert ...no.......well trot on buddy, no one wants yet another whinging Aussie giving THEIR opinion on something Aussies do every match...be a good drunk now and have another, you'll need one after 5-0
No i am not drunk at all, Agar after many replays was adjuduged to be not out, and indeed it was a close run thing, but Mr Broad knew he was out and very plainly did cheat i my mind, and you can drag up any incident in any test you like, but in this case he was said he was so clearly out he should have walked, even by some of your mob........... And do pardon me if i am not rude in return.
@ 368 Are you drunk? The only reason you didn't get hammered in the 1st test was because Agar wasn't given out stumped on 6 when he was clearly out. As for cheating, I suppose it's ok for Clarke and Haddin to edge ball and not walk? The Aussies invented not walking mate, suck it up now.
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