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Tintin
May 1, 2007, 12:22 PM
The Australians know how to win but not how to attract attention. Rohit Brijnath takes a look at why the best team in the world needs to learn from India.

Australian cricketers do not make news. They merely win. Which gets them a few ho-hum paragraphs and the odd appreciation of their skills. Their cricket is cold and brutal, like getting mugged in daylight by a gang of toughs. Their skills are polished and they always look irritated. What sort of team is this?

http://www.sportstaronnet.com/tss3017/stories/20070428008302400.htm

Miraz
May 1, 2007, 12:24 PM
Hmmm...

Look at the last paragraph

In short, the Australians play brilliant cricket but do not enjoy the game. Not like us. Which is why, one can now reveal, they sent Greg Chappell to India. But apparently en route he forgot his orders. He thought he was here to teach. But it was to learn.

:D

sandpiper
May 1, 2007, 01:02 PM
this is a ridiculous article, Indian columnists have screwed up their intelligence and writing garbage like these ....:ticking: :ticking:

Tigers_eye
May 1, 2007, 01:11 PM
Rohit Brijnath the author, gets my salute.

Thankyou Tintin for making me laugh really loud.

Sovik
May 1, 2007, 01:13 PM
The Australians know how to win but not how to attract attention. Rohit Brijnath takes a look at why the best team in the world needs to learn from India.


what? how get endorsements?

gatekeeper
May 1, 2007, 02:43 PM
Can you say "Sour Grapes"?

GoldenAsif
May 1, 2007, 03:40 PM
Australians are 3 times world champions and kings of world cricket.

Indians failed to enter the super-8s

End of story.

Tintin
May 2, 2007, 12:55 AM
The whole article was humourous and sarcastic look at the way cricket is played and managed in India. Guys, you should stop taking everything so seriously.

OZGOD
May 2, 2007, 12:57 AM
I had a good chuckle at it - it's a bit of a satirical piece. Good to know that the Indians know how to laugh at themselves - once you lose the ability to laugh at yourself you know you've got a problem.

nzfan
May 2, 2007, 02:27 AM
its actually the opposite way around
the indian team have forgotten they are here to play cricket and are more worried about who is paying them to wear what kind of underwear today...

ammark
May 2, 2007, 03:03 AM
Hehe, good one. Enjoyed it.

gatekeeper
May 2, 2007, 10:44 AM
Can you say "Sour Grapes"?

Wait a second, what was I thinking? How could I miss the sarcasm? Oh right, I didn't read the entire article.

This is fine stuff.

Zunaid
May 2, 2007, 11:39 AM
Wait a second, what was I thinking? How could I miss the sarcasm? Oh right, I didn't read the entire article.

This is fine stuff.

Ok. 20 lashes for above. :)

At least you acknowledged not having read the entire article. There are others who read but still don't get it.

Bearman
May 2, 2007, 04:39 PM
It's a joke to say the Aussies don't enjoy Cricket, many of their players live, breath and sleep the game. And despite their endless string of victories they are never complacent (aside from perhaps the 2005 English tour). Many other teams, India, Pakistan, West Indies and England all spring to mind, could learn a massive amount from the Aussies enjoyment of the game.
I would love to see another country beat Australia in any tournament, but as players and people, I really find it hard to fault them.

Oh wait I've just realised this is a joke! Well I'm going to post anyway! I reckon what I said is the truth, but wrong time to say it.

Sovik
May 2, 2007, 06:12 PM
Ok. 20 lashes for above. :)

At least you acknowledged not having read the entire article. There are others who read but still don't get it.

haven't read the article. yet

One World
May 4, 2007, 01:58 PM
If people are occasionally bored by the Australians, the Australians are certainly never bored by winning. This is harder than it looks, especially when no outside force (i.e. compet<147,2,1>itive opposing team) pushes you. There is a monkish element to the Australians, something pure and rigorous and almost sacred to their search to ascend to some higher cricketing plane.

Should not be a problem for Bashar. My question is are you allowed to wear extra gear like a squash ball. Where does ICC stand on this affair? If Mohammad Yusuf was doing this I doubt Ponting could resist himself commenting on it...result: Another career dismissal for a great cricketer.

gatekeeper
May 4, 2007, 04:39 PM
Ok. 20 lashes for above. :)

.

Thank god its lashes and not spankings. You see, I only swing one way.

immortal
May 8, 2007, 06:02 AM
The link is gone can anyone find it for me I'd like to read it

Tintin
May 8, 2007, 07:44 AM
http://www.sportstaronnet.com/tss3017/stories/20070428008302400.htm

Sohel
May 8, 2007, 02:22 PM
the problem with australian cricket... oxy... moronic...

i'm sure we'd all like to have those problems...