Due to complete lack of sportmanship and mindless games that Australians have played to win over India in the ongoing series including the indictment of Harbhajan Singh, India may suspend the tour from here on.
To best understand the mess here is the incident that says it all.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played and Ricky Ponting, the captain “caught” the ball at silly point. He appealed vociferously! Dhoni was given not out. But the Indian journalists questioned Australian captains integrity at having been so adamant and emphatic! As the ball had been grounded while catching, what was the sense for all that drama? To which Ponting started casting aspersions on the journalist itself – despite the inconvertible evidence from the replays:
“There’s no way I grounded that ball,” Ponting told a press conference. “If you’re actually questioning my integrity in the game, then you shouldn’t be standing there.”
Thats not all – he again emphasized the assertion:
“I’m saying I’m 100% sure I would have caught that catch off Dhoni,” Ponting said. “As it turned out it was given not out anyway, am I right or wrong?”
Unfortunately for him, the camera caught his act as well. Look at the shot. Two things are obvious:
1. the ball is on the ground, while being caught
2. His eyes are firmly planted on it, while he is appealing!
So, not only was it NOT a catch, he also KNEW it wasnt!! Do you see the utter hypocrisy and shallowness of this captain??
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