Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by deba.. » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


We all know most inhuman form sledging are directed at players from the
subcontinent and the WI. They vary from body contact, spitting to even
physical ***. Is there any other event in the history of sport like
kicking Jawad Miandad in front of million viewers in the world. He is a
visitor to your country. He is not a just visitor he is a visiting
player. A respected cricketer of the country of Pakistan. Idle of many
million cricketing fans. You kick him in the back in front of thousands
of foreign crowd.
These never happen anywhere else in the world. What Pakistan did ? What
Pakistan captain at that time did?
Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
he is our hero.

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Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Devindra Weerasoori » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>We all know most inhuman form sledging are directed at players from the
>subcontinent and the WI. They vary from body contact, spitting to even
>physical ***. Is there any other event in the history of sport like
>kicking Jawad Miandad in front of million viewers in the world. He is a
>visitor to your country. He is not a just visitor he is a visiting
>player. A respected cricketer of the country of Pakistan. Idle of many
>million cricketing fans. You kick him in the back in front of thousands
>of foreign crowd.
>These never happen anywhere else in the world. What Pakistan did ? What
>Pakistan captain at that time did?
>Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
>players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
>he is our hero.

I completely agree with this despite not being a great Arjuna fan in terms of
his defensive captaincy and moderate ground fielding. In fact the existence of
Arjuna has been critical to the continuance and propogation of cricket at the
highest levels in Sri Lanka. Take note of the fact that he has been leading the
team through very turbulent times in SL, beset by ethnic strife right through
through the period of the recent cricket renaissance.

Every Sri Lankan recognizes this and is therefore prepared to put up with his
occasional quirks, on and off the field. Ranatunge is a true hero. I hope he
has a productive WC-99 in terms of his batting and that he retires following
the event; regardless of the outcome.

Regards

Devindra.
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Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by G I A » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Every Sri Lankan recognizes this and is therefore prepared to put up with his
> occasional quirks, on and off the field. Ranatunge is a true hero. I hope he
> has a productive WC-99 in terms of his batting and that he retires following
> the event; regardless of the outcome.

i doubt that he'll retire after the wc. knowing him, he'll most likely end
his career after one last crack at the aussies and shane warne (who are
due to tour sl this august for a test and one day series).

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Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Ian Galbrai » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

[snip]

:Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
:players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
:he is our hero.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

--
Ian Galbraith

"To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings
kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that
Hamlet is so much paper and ink. For a shilling the Bruddersford United
AFC offered you conflict and art." - J.B. Priestley

 
 
 

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Alve » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>>We all know most inhuman form sledging are directed at players from the
>>subcontinent and the WI. They vary from body contact, spitting to even
>>physical ***. Is there any other event in the history of sport like
>>kicking Jawad Miandad in front of million viewers in the world. He is a
>>visitor to your country. He is not a just visitor he is a visiting
>>player. A respected cricketer of the country of Pakistan. Idle of many
>>million cricketing fans. You kick him in the back in front of thousands
>>of foreign crowd.
>>These never happen anywhere else in the world. What Pakistan did ? What
>>Pakistan captain at that time did?

>>Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
>>players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
>>he is our hero.

>I completely agree with this despite not being a great Arjuna fan in terms of
>his defensive captaincy and moderate ground fielding. In fact the existence of
>Arjuna has been critical to the continuance and propogation of cricket at the
>highest levels in Sri Lanka. Take note of the fact that he has been leading the
>team through very turbulent times in SL, beset by ethnic strife right through
>through the period of the recent cricket renaissance.

>Every Sri Lankan recognizes this and is therefore prepared to put up with his
>occasional quirks, on and off the field. Ranatunge is a true hero. I hope he
>has a productive WC-99 in terms of his batting and that he retires following
>the event; regardless of the outcome.

>Regards

>Devindra.

Devindra,

A genuinely curious question.

What percentage of Sri Lankans would you estimate think that;
a) Ranatunga did the wrong thing in Adelaide
b) Murili M chucks the ocassional one.

Alvey

 
 
 

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by jeff. » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
>players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
>he is our hero.

you could say that about Hitler.

and in the 1930's many people did.

jeff...

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Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Simo » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Ranatunge is a true hero. I hope he
>has a productive WC-99 in terms of his batting

I hope he goes through WC-99 without having to call for a runner :-)
 
 
 

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Devindra Weerasoori » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Devindra,
>A genuinely curious question.
>What percentage of Sri Lankans would you estimate think that;
>a) Ranatunga did the wrong thing in Adelaide

Almost none except for some like myself who would object to the finger wagging
histrionics. The finger wagging being a natural SL characteristic ( in many an
emphatic but far less stressful conversation ) could be a mitigating factor.

Quote:
>b) Murili M chucks the occassional one.

Almost everyone ( including Arjuna ), except for the fact that we all know that
it is EXTREMELY difficult to pick-up the chucked ones as the arm
straightening is imperceptible and infrequent; i.e. too hard to be picked-up
with a *** eye. Certainly, Emerson got it wrong because in the opinion of
knowledgeable independents such as Ian Chappel there was no difference at all
between the deliveries that he called those that he didn't call.

Therefore the only option for an umpire would be escalating the matter to
ICC, which has been already done and resolved.

Quote:
>Alvey

Cheers

Devindra.

 
 
 

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by Alve » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>[snip]

>:Arjuna brought pride to his country to his people. He never let his
>:players and his country be humiliated in front of the world. That's  why
>:he is our hero.

>Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

I thought it was Majorca.

Alvey

 
 
 

Arjuna Brought Pride and Dignity to His Country

Post by cricketwal.. » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

> >b) Murili M chucks the occassional one.

> Almost everyone ( including Arjuna ), except for the fact that we all
know that
> it is EXTREMELY difficult to pick-up the chucked ones as the arm
> straightening is imperceptible and infrequent; i.e. too hard to be
picked-up
> with a *** eye. Certainly, Emerson got it wrong because in the
opinion of
> knowledgeable independents such as Ian Chappel there was no
difference at all
> between the deliveries that he called those that he didn't call.

> Therefore the only option for an umpire would be escalating the
matter to
> ICC, which has been already done and resolved.

It is also very hard for an umpire to tell whether a left arm paceman
bowling over the wicket to a righthander has indeed gotten an LBW - so
many variables (angle, where the ball pitched, was it cutting back
etc). Yet we trust an umpire to do the job to the best of his
abilities. Should we escalate all those instances to the ICC as well?
Or just Ian Chappel on TV, and let him decide?

The Laws of the Game say only the umpire judges a throw, and if he has
*any doubt* whatsoever, he can call a throw. If most Sri Lankans indeed
think Murali chucks the odd one, whats the problem here? Surely that is
doubt? Whats wrong with him just going back and working on things and
fixing it so that there is no doubt anymore - kind of like Henry Olonga
did (though some of wish today he hadnt, the low down no good
scoundrel).

Sadiq [ curious ] Yusuf

Quote:
> >Alvey

> Cheers

> Devindra.

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Post by Spoo » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> >Ranatunge is a true hero. I hope he
> >has a productive WC-99 in terms of his batting

> I hope he goes through WC-99 without having to call for a runner :-)

Or calling for gloves, bat, box, pads, helmet, water, towel, hanky, shoes,
socks, arm-guard, and whatever else 2000 years of culture may have
bred............