Generally the whole sordid bunch of these nose picking, spitting crutch scratchers are well paid Icons doing a job they enjoy.( They are not hero's)They are not putting their life on the line. What they are doing is simply a legal non life threatening way of robbing a Bank.
Most of these nut heads deserve the criticism they receive, mostly due to the cheating which is rife within the game that has the most flexible laws of any sport. Also match fixing is inherent within the game and cannot be ruled out in even the most exposed fixtures.
HAYDEN CHARGED AFTER 'WEED' BLAST
Wednesday February 27,2008
Matthew Hayden has been charged with a breach of Cricket Australia's code of conduct after describing Harbhajan Singh as an "obnoxious little weed".
Hayden was due to appear before a Cricket Australia hearing in Melbourne. According to a statement from Cricket Australia, he was charged under rules which prohibit "public denigration of other players against whom they have or will play". Hayden exchanged words with Harbhajan during Sunday's Commonwealth Bank Series match at the SCG - just one of a number of spats which have blighted India's tour of Australia. And the Australia batsman said after the game: "It's been a bit of a long battle with Harbhajan. The first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now."His record speaks for itself in cricket. There is a certain line that you can kind of go to and then you know where you push it and he just pushes it all the time. "That's why he has been charged more than anyone that's ever played in the history of cricket."Harbhajan, meanwhile, believes Australia are resorting to sledging because they know they are no longer the kings of international cricket. Ishant Sharma and Andrew Symonds also clashed in Sydney and the India youngster was later fined 15% of his match fee for pointing Symonds towards the dressing room after bowling the all-rounder, (Symonds is Cricket Australia's best asset and he is English), but the India team management believe the 19-year-old paceman was provoked and wrote to match referee Jeff Crowe asking him to look into the behaviour of the Australia players. Harbhajan said "The Aussies, maybe they realize that they are no more the undisputed champs, otherwise why would a cricket veteran target a 19-year-old? We have been the ones who got the Aussies on the run this summer." He is right on the spot there.
The problem Australian cricket has, is they are such Bad Losers.
Normally this situation could be dealt with by a smack on the wrist to the defendants( But I believe this is not permitted, due to cricketers behaviour resembling children's petulant behaviour)
So the powers that be slap a $5,000 fine on the dissident player, he then flogs his story to the press and 'bingo' he is off the hook. A more suitable punishment would be a six month absence from the game , which would no doubt have the effect of losing contact with the selectors and who may have replaced him with a new and younger promising player.
It is doubtful if any of these cricketing morons were hatched from a stately home environment, but like their strayer thugby league players who wind up as cabbages in wheelchairs, they like to be 'Putting on the Ritz', Like recently at a cricketers wives fest, in order to present to the black tie adorned; the hateful OZ Air punching and weetbix munching Twit, the Order of Border, a frigging gong perpetrated possibly for ever by some long gone batty batter. Its shocking low ratings on the box, proved that the public were bored to tears with this annual arse licking; which surely could have been sorted out at a Barry Hog Snot Saturday arvo Barby and general sucking pissup, all louts invited.
Nah it aint a Gents sport like in the past, Cricket has become like warfare minus the shooting.
While playing cricket during my time in the services, a mix of differing ranks made sledging impossible, a great deal of caution was necessary, sticking your finger up to a known senior officer or using an insanitary remark might seriously affect one's career. My favourite response having removed a batsman of high rank, would be to smile and clap as he left and add "that was a most remarkable stroke sir -so sorry you missed. However time has changed the game, grovelling is out and abuse now rules the game.
But what really surprises me, about 95% of these cricketers have Saintly Christian names.