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Richie the ‘cry baby’ and Gamblers
by Chuck (Senior Member)
Aug 24, 2009

We have seen boring innings recently, in Galle while Kiwis batting. They were simply trying to bat through the 4 sessions to save the match, not to mention their tedious batting in the 1st innings. Recent developments shows that at least 1 former black cap is interested in current series when Mark Richardson made a comment of Murali’s action. Well, it’s pretty obvious the dullness (NZ batting) got him interested as he was ‘the most boring opening batsman’ anyone ever seen.

So, Mark says that Murali goes beyond 15 degrees, like does he even know what 15 degrees mean? I’m sure he has padded Murali off many times before but, now he’s trying to either increase Murali’s ratings or put Murali under pressure so Black Caps have a fighting chance for a 1-0 series loss instead of 2-0. He strongly thinks that Murali is not bowling as carefully as he did in the laboratories he was tested on. An old Anandian said, “of course Murali's not gonna be a saint and bowl like he does in a game in a lab test” and I completely agree. However, I’m confident that Murali is well within the limits as he surely does know where his limits lie.

There was a rumor that a Kiwi gambled $300 on last game for Sri Lanka to win and he might be around $400 richer today, even though he would’ve been having his heart in his mouth when the game was extending to 2nd session of the last day. Well, it’s the perfect Test match according to my calculations (to finish in 2nd session/last day) even though it was shortened by rain at times. Speaking of gambling, a well known Indoor player pocketed $395 by betting $100 on The Ashes (series win) today. You will soon find out who he is, as he is planning to shout a round of drinks at Action Indoor – Mt Roskill this Thursday.
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