Monday, March 12, 2007

Punter and Sunny Verbal Volleys

Australian captain has accused Sunil gavaskar of hyprocracy in reply to sunny's comment on aussies in which he said that they are not popular winners.


Gavaskar said the lack of warmth towards Australia was a result of what he called their "awful" behaviour.

"Australia's comeuppance at the hands of England and New Zealand has gladdened the hearts of not just other aspirants for the World Cup but also the followers of the game," Gavaskar said last week.

"There is not the slightest doubt that in the last decade or so the Aussies have been awesome in batting, bowling and fielding, which has taken them to the top of the cricketing ladder.

"But they have also been awful in the way they have sometimes behaved on the field much to the chagrin of the traditional fans of the game. Unlike the West Indian teams of the 1970s and 1980s, which dominated world cricket in much the same way as the Australians are doing now, the Australians are not popular."

Ponting shouted back

Ponting"I don't know if there are too many popular winners," Ponting said.

"If you are really dominating teams for a long period of time, I don't think you end up having too many supporters around the place.

"We all know the way he played his cricket, don't we? If he is talking about us, what about the way India have played their cricket over the last few years."
Ricky have you forgotton Federer, Woods , Anand, Brazilian Football team . Why is federer respected so much by his rivals ??

Ricky also talked about performance by India in the last few years in test matches and commented

I know who I would rather be going to watch. Have a look at how many Test matches they have won," he said.

"He (Gavaskar) has been a big part of that, he has been a selector and he has been on the coaching committee. They might want to start to look at the way they play their own cricket rather than looking at us."

In my opinion Ponting was trying to prove that decade long victories has made the Aussies rude, over aggressive. To me after reading his comments this can be the conclusion.

What's yours!!!



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Srinivas said...

I agree with your conclusion, It seems like Ponting is worn down by the burden of wearing the cricket's crown. Even Ricky Ponting knows that Gavaskar is only articulating a view point which is widely held. Australia is scrapping the bottom of its reserves and Ponting's reaction only reveals his insecurity about losing the cup. History shows that with a record dismal than what it is now, India went on to win the cup before Australia could. The last time Australia won 16 consecutive tests, a similar display of arrogance from Michael Slater spurred the opposition to come back, from a first innings follow-on to give Aussies the thrashing of their lives in 2001.

abhi said...

ha ha..this year surely does have some surprises for Cricket...Ponting's burst has surely ensured that though CA has released statements to improve their players behavior...they have never prepared for it or never been serious. When will these ppl realize, how much hold Asian countries have over the flow of cricket in world. I think its almost time we shud use these powers. What Gavaskar did in that test match was not based on that single decision..for he was one who took the responsibility of going against the unethical umpiring during that time.

nitesh said...

gavaskar has replied to pontings comments
1. Regarding his as captain leaving the field.......... when given out wrong
"sunny has said that decision was not due to wrong decision but because of being rebuked/abused by the aussies "

2. winners are not populars
sunny said
WI were popular winners though they used to beat the countries in 3 days
He said winning is separate thing and behavior is other thing

and srinivas has rightly said abt our WC victory before them and i hope this time they will be dommed and india will beat them and give them some thrashing

time has come to use our powers
they should now that they are earning their salaries from subcontinent
they come here endorse brands here


we all know abt the wrong decisions in australia, whenever they are losing at home there will be some unbelievable decision .....sachin LBW when he was sitting is a true example

nitesh said...

sorry khurana i thought its desi