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A great human

by kingofsrilanka (U14194287) 21 January 2011
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Great Murali just announced his retirement after the 2011 WC. He always remember as a true sportsman of The Gentlemen's game (Cricket) Thank you Murali for entertaining the Cricket world.

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comment by relpy (U3113018)

posted Jan 21, 2011

A character and quite a likeable man but unfortunately he will be remembered for his "suspect" bowling action. So I don't think he will be remembered as a great from our side of the pond

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posted Jan 21, 2011

Wish he was coming over for the SL tour.

Wish I could have seen the guy bowl. :(

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posted Jan 21, 2011

Great character and the game needs a few more of them but should have been banned years ago. Gutless authorities changed the rules just for him.

Nothing has changed really and we all wait to see the hugely protracted verdict on the Pakistan three.

Heaven help the game if they come away with anything less than life bans.

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posted Jan 21, 2011

Greatest spinner of all time

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posted Jan 21, 2011

Greatest spinner of the past two decades. Among the nicest people you could ever come across in sport.

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comment by andy (U9196252)

posted Jan 21, 2011

I am sick of havin g to defend Murali...at the point of delivery his arm is straighter than most fast bowlers - this has been scientifically proven by loughborough university! He is one of the greatest cricketers ever and a genius.

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posted Jan 21, 2011

The fact remains that the ICC changed their rules for him if he was from NZ he would have been sent back to school.

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posted Jan 22, 2011

Rubbish not even his own time. How many genuine wickets 250 perhaps no more though

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posted Jan 22, 2011

I remain amazed at the number of people who still misunderstand the arm flex rules as shown by the defence given a couple of posts above.

Murali is one of the greatest spinners the game has seen, one of the nicest cricketers I have ever of the pleasure of meeting whose love of the game shone through when ever you talked to him, however the bungled handling of the issue by the ICC will forever leave this petulent argument.

If you want to talk "facts" then Murali was well outside the old rules for bowlers, as it turned out were many other bowlers at the time when their action was looked at, when the rules were changed Murali and the majority of other bowlers were inside it, however the poor way it was handled has meant it seems not only has this been forgotten but the very rule in question seems to be less understood now than ever.

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posted Jan 22, 2011

Chopping

Well said!

If I remember the majority of bowlers of the day were found to be outside the rules. It is therefore likely that the majority of bowlers through history have been outside it, after all they also proved that it was impossible for a Human eye to tell the arm was bent by the amount under the old rules in most cases.

People really need to take their blinkers off on this issue and realise that the rules pre the botched ICC ruling were flawed, they are now sensible, the way the ICC handled it was amature at best, but in the end, the rules are right.

I feel sorry for anyone who can't see that, because I wonder what it would take for them to take those blinkers off?

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