Moin Khan - the upholder of the spirit of the game
brilliant post, writing as the 'Spirit of the game'
I think she may be called up on to do one more post, after Moin Khan's rant
echoing Inzamam's whinging
at the Indians rightfully appealed against his act of obstructing the field. Of course, it is a moot point if you actually don't take Moin seriously, given he questioned Sachin Tendulkar's future
and the way he played Shoaib Akhtar at Faisalabad
. Oh, and a lecture on 'Spirit of the game' from someone who was severely reprimanded for being captain
when Waqar Younis was hauled up for tampering with the ball against South Africa in a one-day series in Sri Lanka in 2000
and on another occasion, fined 75% of his match fee for showing serious dissent
during the Multan test
One of the comments to my post on Inzy's whinging mentioned how Pakistan could actually talk about 'Spirit of the game' when one of their own, Shahid Afridi, not too long ago, was hauled up and banned for a few games after he accidentally dug up the pitch with his spikes
at Faisalabad against England.
I am now convinced that there will be repercussions, in the form of more aggression, sledging, ball throwing and perhaps even beamers, in the next four one-dayers, from the crowds, the media ... and most critically, from the Pakistani players.Update:
Anantha brings up another instance of Moin Khan's allegiance to the spirit of the game
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