Posted by BlightyTragic on (February 6, 2013, 21:35 GMT)
I’m all for a bit of friendly banter and maintaining a competitive edge, but as Ian Healy eluded to, kids are watching this. I had to explain to my 12 year old last night why that was unacceptable and the value of showing true sportsmanship and playing within the spirit of the game. If Cricket Australia were for real, they would ban Faulkner, and that dickhead Maxwell as well until the end of the series. A cheap fine doesn’t act as a deterrent, but missing game time, especially with the current rotation policy, would definitely hurt the players more. To put it more into perspective, the most gentleman like players of the game are held in high regard, whilst the cheats, spot-fixers and poor sportsman and whiners are looked down upon. You tell me who in the current Aussie side qualifies for the former….
Posted by Bring_Back_Warnie on (February 6, 2013, 21:28 GMT)
Pathetic and unsurprising behaviour. There’s been a general consensus that Australian domestic fixtures are not handed out punishments equal to that found elsewhere in the world, for quite some time. Mr Madugalle was right on the money.
Posted by __PK on (February 6, 2013, 21:15 GMT)
What’s the backstory on this one, as hinted by Maxwell in his tweet? These young guys need to learn that certain fading overseas players know they’re untouchable and arrive here with the intent of needling the locals – GAYLE and MAHELA are prime examples of this. The best course of action is to laugh at the hopeless old men, struggling to make an impact.
Posted by VickGower on (February 6, 2013, 21:14 GMT)
@Stephen1957 LOL! Good point.
Posted by Ncnotorious on (February 6, 2013, 20:35 GMT)
tbh @typos, dont think Australia has much fans outside of Aus atm anyways and will only get worse.
Posted by xylo on (February 6, 2013, 19:09 GMT)
What? How could an Aussie exhibit unsporting behavior? And, how could he get fined for it? In any case, Maxwell is not going to be in the XI in a matter of couple of series, so he can #giveandtake all he wants.
Posted by Stephen1957 on (February 6, 2013, 18:45 GMT)
The system of fines seems to be a little confusing to me! 10% of your match fee for abusing the opposition, but 100% if your team plays slowly? AB de Villiers was also given a 2 game suspension! What is this saying to the kids? Its ok to cuss and swear at your opponent, but heaven help you if you play slowly. Confusing really!
Posted by Damian123 on (February 6, 2013, 18:39 GMT)
Where is give and take for Maxwell? He gave a mouthful of abuse to Mahela, Mathews & Thisara but when he got something back, he had a lot to argue with them even during the customary handshakes! He should first practice what he preaches. He’s going to be a real pain in world cricket.
Posted by Damian123 on (February 6, 2013, 18:33 GMT)
Maxwell managed to ruffle a thorough gent like Mahela with unwaranted abuse when it was none of his business as the batsman and he looks like a real rowdy. Few of those can easily bring this wonderful game to a point where only a few rowdies will