Friday, April 22, 2011

Another one bites the dust

And Lasith Malinga will no longer be seen in tests. The formula is emerging: overbowl you best strike bowlers by making them play an impossibly crowded calendar, don't pay them enough for tests, then sit back and watch them retire from the longer version while they opt for better paychecks and more salubrious working conditions.

Farewell, Lasith. This summer won't be as much fun without you in whites, showing off your highlights.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

The thing I find most strange about it all is that the whole argument seems to have been conducted through the media.

It's the same with WICB and Chris Gayle, these boards are supposed to be professional organisations and go around acting in this manner, it's unbelievable.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

Sorry to be cheeky Samir, but would you be interested in a link exchange with my site http://www.cricketbettingblog.com/?

Let me know if your interested and I'll blogroll you. Thanks

4:59 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Dean,

Thanks for the comment. Sure, I'll blogroll you. (I wasn't too keen seeing the betting name, but then I noticed that you do actually blog about cricket! :))

Cheers,
Samir

8:38 AM  
Blogger Thiru Cumaran said...

What I don't like about this whole drama is that Malinga had the nerve to say that he was injured and couldn't play the test matches, but was frolicking around in India...like Duleep Mendis said, it IS awkward when a guy says he's injured and he's playing somewhere else....he could've been a bit more genuine and just retired from test matches when he felt that he couldn't play anymore, rather than lying about the injury....these lads don't realise that it's due to international cricket that they're even IN the IPL...

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

Thanks Samir, the name is deceptive. It's probably 99% cricket opinion, don't really know why I even called it that to be honest.

Will add you on my site, thanks again.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Thiru: I agree. Its got to be a bit of an embarrassment for the board (and for the player). No wonder they had to "summon" him to return. And yes, right now, the IPL will continue to draw on international cricket till such time as it generates its own stars.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Dean: Yeah, the name is going to be confusing for other folks as well. Reconsider! :)

12:18 PM  

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