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Old 03-25-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43532750

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Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister, says it is "beyond belief" that the national cricket team was involved in "cheating" during the third Test match against South Africa.
As a so-called 'whinging pom' I just can't stop laughing about this. The Aussie cricketers are so po-faced and unbelievably arrogant, and walk around like they're God's Gift to cricket. How are the mighty fallen.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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How are the mighty fallen.
In a nutshell!
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:37 PM   #3
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When a pro player and his team do well, they are allowed to shake their booty in public.
But a player on a team that had been historically good without them, they have to prove themselves.

When I was very young I thought being an American meant I could kick the ass of anyone from any other country. Thank god I didn't have to prove it.
I think some athletes on famous teams, have the same misguided thoughts.

Good thing I'm not a cricket player because I often rub my balls with strange substances.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:18 AM   #4
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The captain Steve Smith said in a very po-faced and begrudging manner on the live televised press conference in front of the whole world's cricket media that he had made an 'error of judgement'. He mumbled the words out whilst looking down at his shoes, like a naughty schoolboy who'd been dragged in to see the Headmaster. 'Error of judgement'?! The captain of the top cricket team in the world gets caught cheating on live tv in a high prestige international series against South Africa, and he calls it an error of judgement?! Talk about an understatement
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:32 AM   #5
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Anyway, it wasn't an 'error of judgement' it was deliberate premeditated cheating. He went out on the pitch with the deliberate purpose of breaking the laws of cricket solely for his own team's advantage.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:31 AM   #6
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.... He mumbled the words out whilst looking down at his shoes, like a naughty schoolboy who'd been dragged in to see the Headmaster.
An article in yesterday's Daily Telegraph has been drawn to my attention and this fitting quote caught my eye...

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Perhaps, as the great cricket writer, John Woodcock, once said of errant England players who had behaved poorly, “they should be made to wear short trousers”.
There's cheating – and then there's Australia It's behind a paywall, but there are ways and means.
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