Do you think Srilanka is Playing FAIR CRICKET ? Do they have Sportsman spirit???

@venkit (2957)
India
August 17, 2010 7:59am CST
According to me Srilankan team is the most Unfair team when considering the sportsman spirit. Even the sledging Australians wont do like this. In the recent past Lankans have lost their sportsman spitit many times. In yesterdays game it was Sangakara's well planned statergy took away the century from Sehwag. In the last series vs Pakistan , Pak were chasing a good total with afridi leading in front. But in the middle Afridi was struggling to run and he asked for runner. Sangakara denied the runner because of the only reason that they will lose if he allows it. Any other captain would have allowed the runner,Afridi was struggling that much. Yesterday the stump mic captured the voice of Sangakara saying Dont give runs to Sehwag. In the past also they have played unfair cricket for denying Sachin a valuable century. And Randiv appologised to Viru. But the ball Randiv ball was a forced statergy,and appolagy dosnt matter after doing everything knowingly. So What do you feel about Srilankan cricket,Arethey playing cricket with sportsman spirit!
5 responses
@sami00 (891)
• India
17 Aug 10
Hello, Srilankan team have no sportsman ship .Suraj bowled a no ball and denied the century of the Blasting Batsman Virender Shewag.Sriankans have been performing like low class teams.The ball bowled by the Randiv was a well planned one.Probably this master plan would have been prepared by captain Sangakkara.He is showing bad sportsman ship.In previous games,also they have not showed any sportsman ship. I think Srilankans are worst.Especially the captain,Sangakkara he doesn't deserves to be a captain.Srilankans don't have SPORTSMANSHIP.
@venkit (2957)
• India
17 Aug 10
ya you said it correctly, when the captain dont show then how will the other mates have it? sangakara dont know what is the relevence of playing good cricket i think ICC should impose atleast one match ban for sangakara and randiv. when sachin is being fined for making something unfair on cricket ball,which actually he didnt do anything on the ball. Then why not give ban for this unfair cricket by lankans??
@sami00 (891)
• India
17 Aug 10
Definitely,ICC should impose a ban on both of them and they should be fined.If they are banned ,then they will never repeat the same mistake.
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Aug 10
lankan board tactically, give fine for randiv and dilshan, and left sanga unpunished. but i cant belive why sanga is exempted? and one match ban only for randiv. very trickly handled by lankan board
• India
17 Aug 10
according to me every team does hard work to win but due to some of the things they may loss matches in the cricket we cant say up to the last who may win it does not depend upon only on the captain it is whole team work since srilankan team is the most unfair team considering the sports man spirit
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Aug 10
ya every one accept that srilanka is playing cricket without spirit in the game. then why ICC in not making any moves?
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
17 Aug 10
Well Venkit, I remember once Ravi shastri saying that he was denied a runner when he got craps in one match and it was against Pakistan team and Imran Khan was captain. Ravi said he got out because he was not able to run or streach forward properly for good footwork. Ravi appreciated this move of Imran because Ravi was in process of scoring a big knock and denying runner made him give away wicket and match was lost by India. Whereas India allowed S Anwar in one match a runner and he scored one of the best scores and it remained highest score in ODI's by an individual against India. Even Jayasuriya was awarded a runner and he scored a match winning knock. So, denying a runner is upto the captain and it looks unfair if runner is not allowed when a player is injured. But if a captain feels that his team will lose by doing so then one cannot help in denying. But what Randiv does was very silly and first time seeing a player doing this type of cheap trick. It is very unsportive and no one will do like this. Sri Lanka will too will face such situation when someone is in verge of scoring hundred. Whatever, I am happy that India won the game and took the bonus point which matters most. With this incident, I feel Sangakara is becoming cry baby and I even read news itema where he is not happy with ICC test ranking system. Who the hell he is to comment, I do no understand, ICC must have reacted to his negative comments. He said that points alloting is something he never understood and very unfair.
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Aug 10
actually the way in which sangakara played was rediculous. its not at all matching the international standards and feels shame on him for representing a nation. and when the guy himself dont have any sportsman spirit how can he complain about the ranking system put forward by ICC. i think lankan board also have good hold and always lankan players mistake are upunished.
• India
17 Aug 10
Hello venkit, I always knew that something is gonna happen in this series. When we outplayed srilanka in asia cup and then again in the last day of test series to level it up, then srilanlan players were furious about indian team. They tried a lot to abase indian team's moral by providing them hard conditions against fresh new-zealand side and also rough practice wicket. After their so called efforts when indian team was going to win from srilanka with bonus points they didnt wanted any more good for indian team, so randiv did this. And you are right Venkit this not the first incident with srilankans for playing unfair game, they have done it many times. I also play gully cricket with my friends, and we used to do it when we were children of middle-school. What Suraj randiv did was quiet lower, this can only be considered for a school boy not for the international cricketer, he should be punished for sure......
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Aug 10
even the school boys dont do this, when the know that they have lost the match fully. i think after the retirement of some quality fair players in lanka, the unfair cricket in lankan team is becoming more. but i am surprised why lankan captain sangakara is left unpunished, that too also is not fair.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
17 Aug 10
I agree to you mate , actually they seem to be too desperate to win especially in Srilanka i would like to add some more instances ,a deacde ago in a bilateral series against Srilanka Indian batsman Robin Singh was given runout by a Srilankan umpire without consulting the third umpire while it was clear that bowler Jaysurya has broken the stumps with hand instead of ball.Then in a champions trophy semifinal in Srilanka , they were accused of making the pitch according to liking of Srilankan captain which was too much in favor of home team against Australia, in that match Srilanka opened with spinners with part time bowler Arvinda di silva opened the bowling,Aussies were restricted to just 160 odd runs and Srilanka won easily.After match Srilanka was accused of giving too much home advantage to their team in an ICC tournament , but they rubbished off these allegations saying that it was sporting wicket and Aussies are just making excuses after the loss.Recently a young team India with Dhoni as captain went to Srilanka were there full strength side was beaten by a very young Indian team missing all there key players except Dhoni and they were able too beat Srilanka 3-2 convincingly still captain that time ,Jayawardene , instead of appreciating the winner team quoted that Indians give up very early and they dont possess fighting spirit like us, they just got lucky this time .This statement surely was nowhere close to sportsman spirit .Another incident was in recent test series where Srilankan umpire gave a catch decision in favor of home team just on the basis of reputation of Jayawardene, while rule is if there is doubt the decision should be in favor of batsman. In a series while Srilankas tour of India Kandimbi came between stumps deliberately and stopped the ball with his bat to deflect it, and over that he shamelessly took a run also where out of sportsman spirit batsman dont run if they deliberately come in between stumps and ball .Also in same series welegedera came in way of Gambhir three times while he was running for a quick single to mid on and he was successful in getting Gambhir run out by just stopping him before the crease delibrately.I think these ways of using such tactics surely cant be called in accordance to sportsman spirit and just apologizing wont help like you mentioned.
@venkit (2957)
• India
19 Aug 10
ya friend, your are very correct, this is not the first time all these things are happening. but every time they make mistakes and dont hurt the match very much, so its been forgotten by the viewers and the players. but now everyone reacted because of increasing amount of unfair play. this time they know that they have lost the match, they have lost the bonus point, but stil they have tried unfair play just to show that they dont play gentlemans game.