Australians vs. Off Spinners
February 2, 2008 3:34am CST
Why do Australians have all kind of problems with the Off spinners whether its Harbajan Singh or Muralitharan...And Their crowd behaviour seems to be as bad as the teams'. Can anybody suggest steps to civilize the Australians?
3 Feb 08
Hello, Thanks for your comments.Its was nice to hear your opinion. Its been never been any second thought about the Australian cricket team performance.They are definetely the best team now in both forms of cricket.There is no doubt about that...And teams playing them really need to pick their game up to compete with the team.And losing to Australia ..is a part of the learning curve,of course. However the behaviour of certain sections of the crowd and some of the players in the current Australian team is really worse..I mean how can they (the crowd) physically charge at a visiting team player(Muttiah Muralitharan,who I should say is a thorough Gentleman) This shows the Aussie people in a very poor light I must say. And the crowd in sub continent ..I can say are just reacting to these episodes...How can you expect a Aussie team to be treated properly if they can treat the visitors properly?
3 Feb 08
We could go on forever about who started the bad behavior and never get anywhere. The point I was trying to make is that Australian sport fans are no more uncivilized than any other nations. Some will always make the wrong choices and bring everyone else down, this is not just limited to Australians. I think you were being very unfairly harsh. It is not just Australians that need to change their attitude and pointing the finger is never going to help anyone.
4 Feb 08
Hi...Yea your right that the argument can never really end. Let me share with you that I have tremendous respect for Australia...They play really high grade sport stuff almost in every sport they play.And I should say the way they treat Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman is awesome. But you know some of these incidents ..that too consistently against the same people are really upsetting...May be its some group of people doing it..however unfortunately these things are going on forever.There must be some ending to these of course..Iam really sorry for Harbhajan and Murali. Never mind..its good that we are able to meet with nice discussion.
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