The Indians are coming!

Thumper 7 January 2008 97

No, not a line from a John Wayne movie. The Indian cricket team (sans monkeys) should be in Canberra today to prepare to be flogged by our mighty Comets.

From memory the last touring side to play the ACT was New Zealand, who got smoked all around manuka by one Jack Smith who hit a double ton. They were scheduled to visit the Bradman Museum in Bowral before moving on to Canberra. Hopefully I’ll get out to Manuka on Thursday or friday and catch a bit of the action. I guess the Jewel of India in Manuka is probably booked out for a while.

All the best to them and i hope they enjoy their stay in our city.

[Ed. Maybe not. Seems that the Indian Cricket team has been ordered to stay in Sydney and there is some conjecture that the entire tour may now be cancelled]


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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:30 am 09 Jan 08

“…with the ICC bringing everyone into line…”

I missed that report on the radio, I was busy watching the newsflash on TV about hell freezing over.

Thumper Thumper 10:32 am 09 Jan 08

I reckon they should put Mr H THE TURBONATOR Singh and Mr Andrew THE ROYINATOR Symonds together in a boxing ring.

The winner gets to win the next test by default.

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 10:39 am 09 Jan 08

Excellent idea Thumper – boxing, now there’s a real gentlemens sport, nothing fancy, nowhere to hide, man against man in a contest of strategy, strength, endurance and guts.

Crikey Crikey 10:48 am 09 Jan 08

I hope the Aussies give them curry in the next test!

hingo_VRCalaisV6 hingo_VRCalaisV6 10:56 am 09 Jan 08

Ingeegoodbee, thats no way to speak of the man who should be the next Aussie captain. Nothing against Pup, but Roy has the goods in every area of the game.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:59 am 09 Jan 08

“One would imagine that to be found guilty of racial abuse, you would have to actually racially abuse someone. Calling Symonds a “Monkey” is simply pointing out the bleeding obvious – with his spastic hair, stupid makeup and dumb face the guy simply looks like a frigging monkey.”

More like a black and white minstrel!

Thumper Thumper 1:16 pm 09 Jan 08
Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:19 pm 09 Jan 08

But at least they’re again coming to play in Canberra.
(They have boarded a bus and are enroute)
-linky-

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:44 pm 09 Jan 08

Wasn’t it nice of Speed to basically admit to dumping an umpire because one team asked them to do so?!

Surely it would have been much better to say something like “after reviewing the performance of the umpires in the Sydney Test we have significant enough concerns in regards to Steve Bucnkor to make an alteration to our appointments, and as such Billy Bowden will be brought in to replace him.”

Thumper Thumper 3:51 pm 09 Jan 08

And then drop his pants and bend over….

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 4:12 pm 09 Jan 08

So that’s where the stumps go??

Thumper Thumper 8:28 pm 09 Jan 08

Choice. Just watched the video.

All I can say is, ‘oh dear’

Pot this the kettle.

Let them go home and boycott the series.

wonsworld wonsworld 11:37 pm 09 Jan 08

…international incident into an international crisis…

Isnt it just a game of cricket?

And as for the “abuse”, Symonds should have a listen to Chopper and “harden the f*ck up”.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:19 am 10 Jan 08

Certain groups have been touting the “all cricket is major international politics” line since the South African tour back during apartheid.
Much of what happens is useless posturing and acting as professional fluffers(possibly NSFW) to cricketers egos, though.

Ari Ari 10:28 am 10 Jan 08

Did the headline of this post make you think of fluffers, Skidbladnir?

Thumper Thumper 11:15 am 10 Jan 08

India batting BTW.

$5 for admission.

Live scores here

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvind/engine/current/match/300768.html

Absent Diane Absent Diane 1:20 pm 10 Jan 08

the whole situation is rubbish… both teams need a kick up the arse me thinks.

I do believe this kind of behavious is born out of how strict the various authorities are on personalities within sport these days – modern sporticians seem so robotic compared to the characters of yesteryear.

Anyway it has pissed me off when all I wanted to see and hear about is a few good games of cricket (and hopefully a team pushing the aussies).

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 1:35 pm 10 Jan 08

I just wandered past Manuka Oval on the way to get some lunch. It looks as if there is no more than three people and a dacshund called Colin at the game.

I’d be inclined to say there were more folks at the pool than there was at the Cricket.

Thumper Thumper 1:36 pm 10 Jan 08

I,ve met a dacshund called Colin.

He’s often hanging around Kingston.

Seriously…

Mælinar Mælinar 1:58 pm 10 Jan 08

AD – So what you are saying is they are all a bunch of monkeys ?

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