WAUGH WOULDN’T WALK… IS THAT ALSO NOT CRICKET?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Steve Waugh as captain would refuse to walk (and it wasn't just his dodgy calf) until he was given out by an umpire. Because a batsman cannot be given out until the opposing team appeals, Waugh would stand there waiting for an appeal he hoped might not come despite a clear nick and a clear catch.
Other batsmen automatically walked once they realised they were out fairly and squarely.
Was it Waugh who started all this un-golf-like cheating?
The game has changed.
1 Every appeal should go upstairs, they will slow-motion and track it anyway.
2 Leave the bloody ball alone! Shining one side is interfering with its flight. Stop it!
3 And stop the sledging. There are mikes everywhere. It’s not fair to say you’ve given a batsman’s wife, three of his daughters and his mother a good rogering last night, even if it's true.
Okay, then there will be absolutely no reason to watch a stupid bloody boring game with bloody stupid rules!
At least the Yanks had the brains to convert it to baseball where you can only alter the ball's flight with skill.