It's just not cricket

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 01:11 Thu 07 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:But I have a confession to make. Tonight I went down to the hotel bar at 10pm and ordered a drink. I then, without thinking it through properly, asked the barman to change the TV channel from the football to the cricket. Perhaps JDAW has a point.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 03:48 Sat 09 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:But I have a confession to make. Tonight I went down to the hotel bar at 10pm and ordered a drink. I then, without thinking it through properly, asked the barman to change the TV channel from the football to the cricket. Perhaps JDAW has a point.
Perhaps, true to your Scottish roots, you were trying to make yourself a bit more miserable.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 01:08 Thu 14 Nov 2013

It is cricket on the radio though. Really meaningless dull cricket.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 01:30 Thu 14 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Perhaps, true to your Scottish roots, you were trying to make yourself a bit more miserable.
A few days ago a disillusioned colleague asked me "how do you manage to not be p1$$ed off by what's going on here?". My answer was "I started out as a miserable ****, so everything that happens is better than I expected."
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 01:21 Fri 15 Nov 2013

I didn't tune in to listen to a couple of Australians nattering away with no atmos except an occasional bit of metal-bashing. Where are the pros?
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Post by djewesbury » 12:26 Sat 16 Nov 2013

The first time that I saw Sachin play was at Lord's in July 02. He made 16. More memorable about that day was running up St. John's Wood Road looking for charity shops in which to buy alternative clothing for the girl I was going out with at the time, an Irish redhead who was dying of heatstroke and wearing a very heavy pair of jeans. Sometimes I look back and wonder how I got myself into certain situations.
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:52 Sat 16 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:The first time that I saw Sachin play was at Lord's in July 02. He made 16.
He made 14.

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Post by djewesbury » 17:53 Sat 16 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:The first time that I saw Sachin play was at Lord's in July 02. He made 16.
He made 14.
Incorrect. The link you posted is to the ODI. This was a Test Match. Is it your factchecker's day off?

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Post by djewesbury » 17:56 Sat 16 Nov 2013

Ignore JDAW. Correct link.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 18:36 Sat 16 Nov 2013

Taunton didn't see much of him either.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2011/j ... -tendulkar

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:44 Sat 16 Nov 2013

Sackcloth and ashes. :oops:

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Post by djewesbury » 18:54 Sat 16 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Sackcloth and ashes. :oops:
Quite ordinary for mere mortals, but we expect more of you.
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Post by djewesbury » 18:55 Sat 16 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Taunton didn't see much of him either.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2011/j ... -tendulkar
I remember that. In fact the little master sometimes had a torrid time of it on English tours.. I don't think I ever saw him score even a 50.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 00:31 Sun 17 Nov 2013

I wonder that this part of the thread hasn't been moved on the grounds that it is cricket.

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Post by DRT » 00:35 Sun 17 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:I wonder that this part of the thread hasn't been moved on the grounds that it is cricket.
Very true.

Did anyone watch the England v All Blacks game today. An excellent game of ruggers - full commitment from both teams. Splendid.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 02:08 Sun 17 Nov 2013

I find it intriguing that the two references made in this thread in reaction to the ending of the career of the highest-scoring cricketer of all time focussed on the occasions he scored only a few runs. Not in an obviously critical way but, some might think, rather dismissively.

What is it about the British that the rest of the world hates so much?
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Post by djewesbury » 02:13 Sun 17 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:I find it intriguing that the two references made in this thread in reaction to the ending of the career of the highest-scoring cricketer of all time focussed on the occasions he scored only a few runs. Not in an obviously critical way but, some might think, rather dismissively.

What is it about the British that the rest of the world hates so much?
Not at all. But nor do we think he's a god. As millions of Indians do. We evaluate him unsentimentally as a fine cricketer who sometimes seemed to have a weakness playing in England. That is a significant part of his career. It wasn't just once or twice - he often failed to score here, on his last tour as on many others.
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Post by djewesbury » 02:14 Sun 17 Nov 2013

And his high scoring record needs to be out into the context of his average: Bradman didn't play nearly as many matches as Tendulkar but ended with an average of 99.97.
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Post by DRT » 02:20 Sun 17 Nov 2013

And Englishmen often accuse Scotsmen of having a chip on their shoulder. Interesting.

Are you suggesting that millions of people thinking that one of their sportsmen is god-like when they quite obviously are not is in some way limited to countries outside England?
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Post by djewesbury » 02:31 Sun 17 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:And Englishmen often accuse Scotsmen of having a chip on their shoulder. Interesting.

Are you suggesting that millions of people thinking that one of their sportsmen is god-like when they quite obviously are not is in some way limited to countries outside England?
Are you suggesting that anyone thinks Wayne Rooney is a god?
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 02:33 Sun 17 Nov 2013

1)Daniel is not an Englishman.
2)Sachin is a god.
3)Indians make better English gentlemen than the English ever did.

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Post by DRT » 02:37 Sun 17 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:And Englishmen often accuse Scotsmen of having a chip on their shoulder. Interesting.

Are you suggesting that millions of people thinking that one of their sportsmen is god-like when they quite obviously are not is in some way limited to countries outside England?
Are you suggesting that anyone thinks Wayne Rooney is a god?
Unfortunately, yes. But not the Beckhamites, or the Bothamites, or the Mooreites. None of those like the Rooneyites and think they are all doomed to hell.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 02:37 Sun 17 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:1)Daniel is not an Englishman.
2)Sachin is a god.
3)Indians make better English gentlemen than the English ever did.
One of those is very wrong.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 02:40 Sun 17 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:1)Daniel is not an Englishman.
2)Sachin is a god.
3)Indians make better English gentlemen than the English ever did.
One of those is very wrong.
Do you think he will ever speak to me again?

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Post by DRT » 02:41 Sun 17 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:1)Daniel is not an Englishman.
2)Sachin is a god.
3)Indians make better English gentlemen than the English ever did.
One of those is very wrong.
Do you think he will ever speak to me again?
I wouldn't.
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