Ponting has been shopping for nappies?


Ponting is apparently riled and upset at the baiting and the taunts that his team has been receiving from S. Sreesanth. He is so upset that he wants the Match Referee to do something about it.

He said, “It was disappointing the other day to see that happening. He chirped me on the way out to bat, as well. When I got a chance to ask him about it later on, he ran away and said he wasn’t talking to me at all. He said he was talking to someone else. It happened probably four or five times the other day when we lost wickets; him running past somebody coming off the ground. But what can you do about it if the authorities aren’t going to do anything about it?

Oh poor baby! A tight cuddle from his mama should set him right, I am sure!

Now, let’s re-visit what Ponting said ony a few days back. In the context of labelling India’s aggression as “fake”, Ponting said of of Dhoni, the Indian captain. “As soon as any words were said at all on the field, Dhoni went and complained to the umpires, so they have gone from one extreme to the other in a matter of two days.

So, given his latest charge to the nappy-shop, is Ponting’s aggression also “fake”?

Moral of the story: If you can’t take lip, don’t give it… And once you throw a stone into an open drain, please do not whinge about the splash-back!

Meanwhile, the chin-music nonsense has commenced. Shaun Tait, the guy who wanted Indian’s to show Andrew Symonds some respect the other day, says, “Traditionally they (India’s batsmen) have been exposed to short pitched bowling and haven’t exactly liked it. If I do get a run, it would be nice to run in and stick a few up the noses of the Indian batsmen, for sure.” Sigh!

— Mohan

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13 responses to “Ponting has been shopping for nappies?

  1. The Indians have managed to get under their skin.

  2. It’s good to see the Indian players showing some fighting spirit but sreesanth ought to be careful. he is a mere boy sparring amongst men and while his theatrics are all well and good on his home soil and in front of his home crowd, he will live to regret them when he comes to Australia later this year. symonds could snap him like a twig if he had the mental instability to react on instinct but fortunatley for him and the game he, unlike Sreesanth, posseses the presence of mind found in true champions.

  3. It certainly appears that the Indians have disrupted the Aussies by their constant niggling…….India 85/5 (21.3 ov), Keep up the good work!

  4. JB

    What;s the score in this match got to do with Pontings’ dash to the nappy store, unless you are suggesting that a tight cuddle from his momma actually helped Ponting!

    M

  5. because my good fellow, that what this game is all about…

    seems you like cuddles?

    India 106/8 (27.3 ov)

  6. No my good lad, the game is about a battle between bat-and-ball and not between lip-and-lip. And clearly Australia is the better team in the bat-and-ball department. That’s always been acknowledged on this site. But for Ponting to run to the nappy shop every day is like the mafia calling for better policing to protect their own!

  7. i really think ponting is keen to ensure that the little whippet doesn’t get too far out of line and endanger himself should he ever make it to australia. aussie fans don’t take too kindly to cricketers who talk a better game than they can play.

    India 120/9 (33.2 ov)

  8. th… Blasphemy… What are you saying then? So you don’t like Aussie cricketers then huh?

  9. rule of thumb is to keep quiet until you are number 1. then you can say what you want.

    a fine recovery today from the tail. lets hope at least half the crowd stayed around to watch it.

    India 148 (39.4 ov)

  10. And pray who sets that rule? It is a dumb rule in my opinion.

    And btw, West Indies stayed quiet even when they were #1 — a mark of a true champion side. They did not need to beat their chests, flex their muscles and bare their backsides as “talk” — their cricket spoke. My view.

  11. interesting view but not entirely correct. the onfield rivalry between the windies at their peak and opposing teams was more fierce than what we see today. the racism, the sledges, the insults were the stuff of folklore. on the field was where it took place and where it stayed. no close up cameras, no microphones in the stumps brought it to the attention of the armchair viewer. when the game was finished, drinks were shared and lifelong friendships forged. how unfortunate that these days are so far behind us – your point initially sums it up perfectly: “He chirped me on the way out to bat, as well. When I got a chance to ask him about it later on, he ran away and said he wasn’t talking to me at all”. a small man chirps to the opposition on their way out to bat. a smaller man denies it and runs away. poor sreesanth wouldn’t have survived in the game a generation ago and one doubts whether he will survive for long in the game today…

  12. My view of the Windies is based on what I have read — Waugh, Gavaskar, Gower, Botham, et al. But you are right. Lifelong friendships were indeed forged because the rivalry was left on the field and that rivalry was mainly made up of that between bat and ball — less between lip and lip!

    The Windies played tough with the ball and bat but rarely attempted the cynical carry-ons that we see today — in my view, the damaging face of cricket.

    Time will tell if Sreesanth survives in the game. Brad Williams started off like Sreesanth and disappeared from the scene. Hopefully, Sreesanth learns. He claims he is still a “child”. Hopefully this child learns to walk because he sure is talented.

  13. to be sure. well articulated my friend and played with a straight bat to finish. enjoy the contest & may we talk again soon

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