- Oct 8, 2011
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I'm kinda torn on this one. (ok, not really, I don't think...prepare for waffle).Good on the young fella, obviously has good values and role models.
While on the topic of sportsmanship, what did you think of Ashwin’s Mankad of Buttler in the IPL?
I am personally all for taking every legal advantage in sport but that was seriously poor form imho.
As a former fast bowler (my dodgy back and hips attest to this), I have disdain for batsman much like you. However, by resorting to a Mankad, you are basically admitting to the batsman that you can’t get him out with your bowling - I’d live in parramatta before I’d ever give a batsman such satisfaction!I'm kinda torn on this one. (ok, not really, I don't think...prepare for waffle).
As a bowler watching batsmen get every advantage under the sun part of me was like **** him, stay in your damn crease ya batting wanker.
I think I actually did it a couple of times when I was about 11 or 12 and was super pissed when the umpire (which is usually a coach who is also your school teacher) didn't give the batsmen out.
Keep in mind this was the b/s when if you got a batsman out first ball they went awww, we'll give him a chance. I once bowled a guy out 4 times and had him dropped once in an over and the 'adults' kept letting him play on. Regardless that I would practise every day and this numpty probably never held a bat in his life.
So... I don't like batsmen all that much (lol...therapy cough).
ANYWAY - I thought they changed the rule about delivery stride so I'm not sure if the bowler did everything correct. There's no rule saying you have to give the batsman a warning either.
That said, as an adult and if I was playing I guess I would just warn the batsman but I doubt if I would do it...ok at that level I wouldn't do it (assuming the guy wasn't running halfway down the pitch).
They probably should have withdrawn the appeal. Legal? Probably? Poor form? Yeah. (Gawd it's hard to type that...damn batsmen lololol)
You know, I wish I had typed that instead of my gibberish! lol. Noice!As a former fast bowler (my dodgy back and hips attest to this), I have disdain for batsman much like you. However, by resorting to a Mankad, you are basically admitting to the batsman that you can’t get him out with your bowling - I’d live in parramatta before I’d ever give a batsman such satisfaction!
I’d get rid of the Mankad but allow an umpire to call a dead ball (dot ball in favour of the bowler) if the umpire formed the view that the non-striker was leaving their crease early to obtain an unfair advantage.
Ah, Woodsie, no one is jousting with you on the other threads so you had to come here!.. and this is why women shouldn't be allowed out of the kitchen .....
PSS just kidding ... let her ref if she wants ... as long as she's home in time to cook dinner ...
An interesting comment or two from Robert Craddock saying that Bowlers get scrutinised and hammered if they are 1 mm over the line when bowling, batsmen should pull their heads in and stay in the damn crease!I wouldn’t say it was gibberish, but your post allowed me to focus my mind better.
That’s super harsh on Barrett, Woodsie!
I'm little 'g'. I agree with you about big 'G'lobal...!
Did you see nsw got a vic batter out in the shield final on a no ball. Everyone knew it was but the ump couldn't over-rule it.. go bowlers! (just after I posted the above article..lol)I dunno ... it’s hard to disagree with Crash in theory but then you see a Mankad and something doesn’t feel right about it. I would not want to see cricket get like baseball where the pitcher Is able to have a crack at getting a batter out who tries to steal a base. That’s why I reckon if the umpires have the discretion to call a dead ball (like they do when a batsman does not offer a shot) when they deem a batsman ‘illegally’ backing up, it would have the desired effect without leaving the sour taste in the mouth.
Yeah saw that - have been watching a bit of the final. Kohli blew up last night too because the umpire missed a no-ball on the last ball of the match when his side needed 6 to win (they would have got a run and a free hit). Cricket umpiring is way harder than it looks...Did you see nsw got a vic batter out in the shield final on a no ball. Everyone knew it was but the ump couldn't over-rule it.. go bowlers! (just after I posted the above article..lol)