boltonbonce wrote:Don't have a problem. It was out.
The 'spirit of the game' is a myth. Bairstow tried the same thing with Warner in an earlier test.
And I think it's a bit rich that one of the biggest whiners is Broad, who, if you remember, refused to walk a few years back, when he was clearly out. Where was the so called spirit then.
I played amateur cricket, and was always a walker. I consider anyone who doesn't walk, knowing they nicked it,a cheat. No rules were broken here.
It's the Ashes. Second is nowhere.
Totally agree Bonce, I was more golfer than cricketer but the same applies. Touch the sand in a bunker, ball moves when you address it etc. and you call it, whether the other players have seen it or not. That’s the rules and nothing to do with the spirit of the game. Both go together for me and should apply in any sport. Sadly the worlds no longer like that and not just in sport.
Similar in snooker too.
Cricket, golf, snooker, etc, they are just games and nothing more - but for some reason I can't fathom, most people seem to treat them as far, far, more important than that, almost it seems they devote a large chunk of their life to them - but when all said and done they are simply games to play or watch - nothing more.
Some people feel the need to cheat to win at 'game's, but why? - yet they do - Christ we even have people telling lies on here - a meaningless, social media, footy forum, ffs!
It certainly holds no importance, value or worth...?
And neither does a game of cricket, football, etc.
It is what it is I suppose but it doesn't mean I like or accept it.
Take football for instance, it is just about money and greed now, if I hadn't followed Bolton since the sixties, I wouldn't bother with football at all, I'm certainly not been interested in football outside BWFC for years now.
I've enjoyed cricket since the sixties as well, I've enjoyed Bazball up to now too, so I can adapt and don't live in the past, but what is the point about having all the fielders on the boundary and our players still trying to hit six's???
Just stupid - we weren't even in a run chase at the time!!!
Same with winning at any cost - is it really worth it - not for me it isn't.
I suspect some sort of sense will now prevail from now on but you never know do you?
We'll find out during the summer no doubt.
The world has changed, we've just had the feral of France setting fire to their local health centre's and robbing their city's Nike superstore all in the name of calling out racism - how the fuck does burning down your local health centre that the poor and ill of your own community, need and use, and nicking ten boxes of your favourite trainers help end racism???
It doesn't, it's just an excuse to mindlessly destroy and steal, nothing at all to change racism.
Look how people behaved during Brexit!
Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity and cheating - hardly any wonder why we've seen what we've seen in the Ashes this summer is it!
I'll stick to being honest and continue to seek out the facts rather than believe the bullshit on social media or right wing think tanks, like nearly everyone else seems to do these days.
I might be in a minority of one but why would I want to be ignorant, stupid and dishonest if that is the alternative?
Bairstow should have been given a warning and failing that when the wicket was thrown down and given out, their captain should have called Bairstow back.
That's the 'game', or it is for me.