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Old 2018-02-15 , 09:22
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Kohli gets away with a lot because he is an Indian player. ICC is run by the Indians just like the FA is run by manchester united. You really know which teams to support don't you?
Now now BB - lets keep it real, you know that India is playing good cricket and they are dominating World Cricket especially in Test & ODIs, not so much in the T20 but I guess the IPL make amends for that. Unfortunately what you say is true, the BCCI runs world cricket despite the ICC being in place, the BCCI dictates to the ICC but take nothing away from the players and the coaching staff of India - they are making waves. You know no matter what happens, MU will always be Liverpool's nemesis and vice versa
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Old 2018-02-15 , 09:44
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Wasn't aware of any bad sledging or swearing in the game so cannot comment on what happened with Rabada. Still, old school, and think that there's nothing wrong with a bit of sledging. Guess that would also include swearing which has become common place in our society these days. Suits making the game far too 'soft'.
I'm OK with sledging as long as there's some thought that's gone into to and it's not just a string of abuse. I think that's what the ICC are trying to clamp down on, especially because there may have been some incidents which came close to (or perhaps even were) racial abuse.

I'm not entirely sure how Kohli gets away with it - maybe he's less blatant about directing it towards the batsman, so he manages to just stay on the right side of the line to avoid being punished.
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Old 2018-02-15 , 11:25
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Virat Kohli can say and do as he pleases. And if there is a 50-50 call with him involved, for whatever reason it goes his way. On several occasions in this series there have been third umpire decisions where there is absolutely no way the on-field decision could be shown to be definitively wrong (there was a caught behind off him where he hit his pad at the same time, how do you conclusively say that no part of the spike on snicko was not bat on ball?), yet it's been overturned. Rule for everyone else is that unless it's 100% definitive, the onfield decision stands, for Kohli, it's what's in his best interests.

Having said all that, I don't believe the decisions have materially affected the outcome of the series. The Proteas have been abjectly poor in all facets of play, and the only change would've been the margin of victory by the Indians.

To give an indication of how bad they've been, I've frequently found myself watching Masterchef Australia or even Curling from the Winter Olympics instead...
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To give an indication of how bad they've been, I've frequently found myself watching Masterchef Australia or even Curling from the Winter Olympics instead...
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I actually enjoyed curling. Thought of asking the wife why she can't handle a broom like that...then self-preservation took over and MCA is a longtime favourite of mine.
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Old 2018-02-15 , 12:08
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I actually enjoyed curling. Thought of asking the wife why she can't handle a broom like that...then self-preservation took over and MCA is a longtime favourite of mine.
Hehehe - I never watch the Winter Olympics because that does not interest me however whilst surfing through the channels last night, I watch the back end of the highlights of Curling and was amazed how women can actually clean a place
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