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    September 28, 2007

    Seven year old Andrew Symonds

    No. This is not a post about how the seven year old Andrew Symonds broke the local under-15 record for the longest six.

    It is about him being blissfully unaware of Australia's celebrations after they won the 1999 World Cup. Sample these pictures: Mark Waugh & McGrath, #26 - TPFKASW & Shane Warne and being feted by the Mayor during the ticker-tape parade in Sydney.

    The only reason I can ascribe to him being unaware of the celebrations is that he wasn't yet born in 1999 (which explains the post title!). Perhaps that explains why he reckons that Australia have been very humble.

    It is easy to be humble when you are bloody expected to win every single tournament in sight, and when reaching only the semi-final is considered a failure. But I'm sure Australia weren't exactly humble in 1999. In 1987, the Australian public and administrators did not perhaps comprehend how important winning the World Cup was. After all, this was a tournament held in India, not in Australia, West Indies or England, was it?

    This doesn't mean that the celebrations are apt. They are certainly over the top, especially given a tougher assignment awaits. But it's not a bad thing enjoying the moment, is it?

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    By Blogger Uncle J rod (30-Sep-2007, 9:18:00 PM)  

    I did feel that way, but almost every blogger (non-Indians included) has lashed out at him, and I find my anger melting already.

    I think he was just getting all the TT humiliation off his chest. And heck, cricketers make controversial comments all the time.

    And I don't think the celebrations were over the top. You've seen Brazil celebrating their WC victories, or even the poms' extravagant jubilations after the Ashes 2005?

    By Blogger Dinnie (01-Oct-2007, 10:54:00 PM)  


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