Sangakkara - Nathan McCullum Collision Controversy


VG's picture

C'mon, this is totally McCullum's fault. He walked into Sangakkara's way. And, really, he took that final step at the last moment, when it was not possible for Sangakkara to easily avoid him. I have seen bowlers frequently do this. They plant themselves at all kinds of odd angles and put the burden of making the crease completely on the batsmen. Bowlers should make all freakin effort to let the batsmen run. This is absurd. If anything Sangakkara was way too gentle. If Gambhir had been around (I am an Indian) he would really have slugged McCullum.

Anonymous's picture

yeh ....u r right...person as ill manner like gambhir can surely do chill....that was totaly boths fault...they were in battle from last few balls and that was only the climacs of all that...both had intention to cry to be both should had to be carefull

DT's picture

Both are guilty! What this video does not show is that both players were having words with each other in the preceding few balls and McCullum very shrewdly moved across into the batsman's line but with his back turned to Sanga - the objective being to annoy the batsman or in the event of a collision - to look quite the innocent party in the incident and for Sanga to appear as the aggressor/instigator.

Sanga saw and UNDERSTOOD what McCullum was doing and while he had the choice to move even in the last second, Sanga clearly put his shoulder into bumping the bowler purely on the basis of the words exchanged between the pair moments earlier. The bottomline is that had there been no agro between the pair before the incident, McCullum would not have walked into Sanga's line, and even if he did, Sanga would not have bumped him.

The right decision therefore would have been for both players to be charged. But as only Sanga had been cited, the match ref was totally correct to absolve him.

Hilal's picture
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Yup. I agree with DT. If you watched the full match you would have seen Mccullum was having a go at Sangakkara and when Sanga took the run he basically ran into him.

He may have turned blind but Mccullum was standing in the same area all the way through and Mccullum turned his back.

Both should have been fined, if you want to be honest about it.

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Danny compares this with Dennis Lillee and Javed Miandad incident, and at the end names Sanga as the culprit. What a chicken... I mean Kiwi..

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Well, the important part is missing in this video, I saw after Mahela hit Mccullum for a six, immediately Mccullum had a go with the non-striker Sangakkara, so this is OK rather than asking NZ board to apologize on behalf of Mccullum who wasn't playing with the proper spirit ;)

Anon 's picture

Nathan should be punished. He made a dirty move to obstruct Sanga

Hashan's picture

Looks like Hilal is angry with Sanga cause Sanath is out of the team

Hilal's picture
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Ha ha! Yes, that's what it is (sarcasm).

swati's picture

come on all, v all know sri lankans are cheaters, they have kept all the matches in dambulla, plus they r playing with 12 players (dharmasena), he's been waiting to raise finger all the time, why is so much drama then.?

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