Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Not walking is not cheating. And the rest.

Let's split the issues here.

1. Bad umpiring. It needs to be addressed, but it is not up to a particular team to self-regulate. Nor should they not celebrate a victory because of wrong decisions. 'Gee boys well I suppose the umpires did help us with that, we might as well have lost, what's to be pleased about?' I don't think so somehow.

2. India are not beyond reproach. Their player was found guilty of a racial slur, and has been punished. It's fair. I agree that if you serve it up you have to be able to take it in return, but racist comments isn't sledging, it's in a league of its own, and it is unacceptable.What if it was the other way around, and Andrew Symonds had said something racist to one of their players? They'd be burning effigies of our players on the streets of New Delhi! Oh, wait.

I wonder, had India won, would they be quite so up in arms about Harbhajan Singh's suspension.

3. The Australians have a reputation for arrogance. I've heard various commentators say they should 'tone down their on-field antics'. In fact, Peter Roebuck wrote this in the Sydney Morning Herald today:

"If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation of our national team in our national sport, it will not for a moment longer tolerate the sort of arrogant and abrasive conduct seen from the captain and his senior players over the past few days. Beyond comparison it was the ugliest performance put up by an Australian side for 20 years."

These are very serious allegations. Australia are arrogant and their conduct is abrasive; their performance ugly. So, because Australia is so successful, they should display a sensitivity to the opposition, not show any emotion with decisions that are disappointing, (correct decisions can still be disappointing) and slump off field after the game in case they're seen to be rejoicing, or too happy, which is then seen as a slap in the face to the other side and deemed bad sportsmanship? Just in case the fragile opposition, having just lost, might be upset? I reject the suggestion that our performance was ugly. We weren't talking ourselves up prior to the game regarding the 16 wins, it was just another game. I would say the only thing that would redeem Australia is to lose. While they continue to win, they will continue to be 'arrogant'.

3 comments:

David said...

"I'm female and I like cricket."

Will you marry me?

Sorry thought I was on RSVP.

Great posts Miss Field, lucid, succint and sticking the boot where it needs to go.

Cheers

Miss Field said...

Why, thank you.

Please visit often!

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