> I just want to ask a question from the non Aussie posters here.
> How would you feel if your champion player was vilified and ridiculed
> constantly by the Aussies and called everything under the sun.
We don't have one.
Having said this, this is your imagination at work. Murali is called a
chucker by several people including me.
He is rarely called anything else. I have seen "bug eyed" but his
expressions on delivery are a bit wierd.
> Would you
> continue to ignore this or at some stage say enough is enough and decide
> to fight fire with fire??
Well, you can call Kirtley a chucker if you like but I'd agree with you.
The abuse you claim is hurled at Murali is in your imagination. Or grossly
exaggerated - for example the "Chucking/Stomach Cramps" joke.
> Interested in your honest answers as it seems to me that the Aussies are
> going over the top in insulting Mural now and I'm getting mighty pissed
You're getting pissed off, not them.
They aren't going over the top, you are.
> But it seems to me that I don't have people empathising with me
> (except the 3-4 SL posters) because the player is not from their own
> country or team.
They don't empathise with you because they think you are wrong.
> I have ALWAYS thought that if it was a champion player
> from their team that was so constantly insulted and shat on, then their
> responses here would have been FAR worse than mine.
No-one except Ananda seems to agree that Murali is continually "shat on".
Those who think he throws will still think he throws. Some people think
some deliveries are throws and not others.
The nearest equivalent, Blee, who is borderline, has been accused of
throwing without Australians ranting in his defence.