Ravindra Jadeja imitates Sri Lankan bowler, irritates home fans

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Sri Lankan supporters are slightly upset after a You-tube video, which has gone viral, shows Jadeja imitating the bowling action of either off-spinner Dilruwan Perera or part-time offie Danushka Gunathilaka, near the Indian dressing room. While Jadeja's action left everyone in the Indian camp i

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Great Bat's picture

It clearly shows the mindset of an Indian player led by someone whom everyone who is not an Indian considers a thug. I am sure as a Srilankan we have million things to mimic about India and Indians. Starting from string hopper bowling style of Ashwin to personal hygiene of an average Indian and thier usage of streets and beaches for deification. I never wanted to stoop to their level but if you listen to the old violinist aka Harsha Bo Guli who has a habit of goading Russell Arnold about the state of play during the match. I know many may think that its humorous banter which I am taking exception to. But if you are a regular listener to his style of commentating, you will understand it's nothing short of condescending rhetoric to ridicule the opponent.

It is what they are from an average bloke you find from a slump in Calcutta to someone who wears a tie like Harsha. Yes! We are on the receiving end because of bad management and politics. But let us not forget the golden periods of 90's when we used to thrash them. I still remember the quote from thier God aka Sachin after being thrashed in a one day match post match when he was asked by the interviewer what he thought was a good score to defend. His answer was"1000runs".

Why am I trying to point out here is no matter if you are winning or a champion player HUMILITY and accepting the fact game is not about you but about how you play the game!

I rest my case.

Anonymous1's picture

Beat them at SSC and all the these nonsense will stop. That is the best reply to the childish behavior by the Indians. Let the bat do the TALKING and the ball do the WALKING Indians back to the pavilion.

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hi guys, Great Bat I agree with you. but first reaction I got after watching this viral video is completely different to the others.
I must say that it is their freedom to have fun in their dressing room, they just have a good time. What is bad is to have bad feelings against the opposition.
when you mimic someone, it does not imply that they are jealous or having bad intentions against our team, they just making fun out of gunathilaka's action. If you watch it closely that you will realize how jadeja almost perfectly shows the way gunathilaka is bowling. I personally thinks that his bowling action needs to be modified if he wants to succeed as a bowler. We must respect our opposition and improve our cricket. then we can beat them. Then they will not make fun out of our guys. Since they do not have any pressure against us and they have a very boring match, so they do such a things.
we remember during champions trophy they said it is a practice game for them, so we got the revenge by winning. However this time we played badly. They are number one ranked team in test. our team should have a motivation to beat them. But they respected this game than our players did. We must learn from the opposition and try to think every possible way to beast them.
thanks,

(Last edited by Kalof on July 31, 2017 - 01:46)

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