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Player Profile(#39)…Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 14, 2008

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Sohail Tanvir (born December 12, 1984 in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer. He created a name for himself in his early years as a street cricketer of Rawalpindi, and was known as “Sohail Kukree”.[citation needed]

Domestic career:
IPL career:
On March 11, 2008, Tanvir was signed up in the second round of the Indian Premier League’s players’ auction by the Jaipur franchise, Rajasthan Royals, for $100,000.

Playing in his third match of tournament, on May 4, Tanvir took a match-winning six wickets against the Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. His figures of 4-0-14-6 are a record for Twenty20 cricket. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket-taker, with 22 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 12.09, an economy rate of 6.46 and a strike rate of 11.20, the best among bowlers with more than six wickets.

In the final of tournament, on June 1 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, with Rajasthan chasing 164 to win, Tanvir added 21 runs along with captain Shane Warne. He hit the winning runs of the final ball of the innings, to see the Royals home. He was later presented with the “Purple Cap”, an award for the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

A statistical analysis conducted by Cricinfo after the conclusion of the league stage of the tournament rated Tanvir as the most successful player. He was also rated as the second best value player of the tournament, having been signed on for $100,000.

International career:

An allrounder, he is a hard-hitting left-handed batsman and left-arm fast-medium bowler who also bowls occasional left-arm orthodox spin. Despite not having taken a single wicket during his ten Twenty20 matches domestically, he was selected for Pakistan’s squad for the inaugral World Twenty20 after Shoaib Akhtar was sent home. He made his Twenty20 debut in the tournament, and took six wickets in six matches, with best bowling figures of 3 for 31 in four overs against Australia. Though considered an allrounder, Tanvir did not get a chance to bat in the tournament until the final, where he made his first international runs, with a six off his first ball, aiding Pakistan back into the game.

After impressing in the ICC World Twenty20, he was selected to play in the ODI series against South Africa in October, 2007. He was then selected for the tour of India, and took eight wickets in the ODI series. He also took part in the Test series that followed, making his debut in place of the injured Umar Gul. On debut at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Dehli, he took three wickets which included Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. In Asia Cricket Cup, June 2008, Pakistan played their first game against Hong Kong at Karachi. In that match, Pakistan’s top order was badly ripped by Hong Kong bowlers before Sohail Tanvir set up a 100 run stand along with Fawad Alam for the 8th wicket. Sohail scored his maiden ODI 50 in that match. He scored 59 off just 55 balls which took Pakistan to a respectable score of 288. After that, in the match vs. Sri Lanka, Tanvir took his first 5 wickets haul. He ended at 5/48 in 10 overs.

Links to more information on Sohail Tanvir:

  • Cricinfo.com Profile on Sohail Tanvir
  • CricketArchive Profile on Sohail Tanvir

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    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    Player Profile(#39)…Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 14, 2008

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    Sohail Tanvir (born December 12, 1984 in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer. He created a name for himself in his early years as a street cricketer of Rawalpindi, and was known as “Sohail Kukree”.[citation needed]

    Domestic career:
    IPL career:
    On March 11, 2008, Tanvir was signed up in the second round of the Indian Premier League’s players’ auction by the Jaipur franchise, Rajasthan Royals, for $100,000.

    Playing in his third match of tournament, on May 4, Tanvir took a match-winning six wickets against the Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. His figures of 4-0-14-6 are a record for Twenty20 cricket. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket-taker, with 22 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 12.09, an economy rate of 6.46 and a strike rate of 11.20, the best among bowlers with more than six wickets.

    In the final of tournament, on June 1 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, with Rajasthan chasing 164 to win, Tanvir added 21 runs along with captain Shane Warne. He hit the winning runs of the final ball of the innings, to see the Royals home. He was later presented with the “Purple Cap”, an award for the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

    A statistical analysis conducted by Cricinfo after the conclusion of the league stage of the tournament rated Tanvir as the most successful player. He was also rated as the second best value player of the tournament, having been signed on for $100,000.

    International career:

    An allrounder, he is a hard-hitting left-handed batsman and left-arm fast-medium bowler who also bowls occasional left-arm orthodox spin. Despite not having taken a single wicket during his ten Twenty20 matches domestically, he was selected for Pakistan’s squad for the inaugral World Twenty20 after Shoaib Akhtar was sent home. He made his Twenty20 debut in the tournament, and took six wickets in six matches, with best bowling figures of 3 for 31 in four overs against Australia. Though considered an allrounder, Tanvir did not get a chance to bat in the tournament until the final, where he made his first international runs, with a six off his first ball, aiding Pakistan back into the game.

    After impressing in the ICC World Twenty20, he was selected to play in the ODI series against South Africa in October, 2007. He was then selected for the tour of India, and took eight wickets in the ODI series. He also took part in the Test series that followed, making his debut in place of the injured Umar Gul. On debut at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Dehli, he took three wickets which included Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. In Asia Cricket Cup, June 2008, Pakistan played their first game against Hong Kong at Karachi. In that match, Pakistan’s top order was badly ripped by Hong Kong bowlers before Sohail Tanvir set up a 100 run stand along with Fawad Alam for the 8th wicket. Sohail scored his maiden ODI 50 in that match. He scored 59 off just 55 balls which took Pakistan to a respectable score of 288. After that, in the match vs. Sri Lanka, Tanvir took his first 5 wickets haul. He ended at 5/48 in 10 overs.

    Links to more information on Sohail Tanvir:

  • Cricinfo.com Profile on Sohail Tanvir
  • CricketArchive Profile on Sohail Tanvir

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    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    The Greatest Cricketers of the Modern Era

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 9, 2008

    Here are a list of some of the greatest players to grace the game of cricket. The players selected have been chosen by their quality and records.

    The Following Cricketers are the Best of the Modern Era:-

    GREATEST CRICKETERS:

    01) Shane Warne
    02) Sachin Tendulkar
    03) Muttiah Muralitharan
    04) Brian Lara
    05) Wasim Akram
    06) Glenn McGrath
    07) Ricky Ponting
    08) Jacques Kallis
    09) Curtly Ambrose
    10) Waqar Younis
    11) Adam Gilchrist
    12) Courtney Walsh
    13) Steve Waugh
    14) Inzamam-ul-Haq
    15) Rahul Dravid
    16) Sourav Ganguly
    17) Mohammad Yousuf
    18) Allan Donald
    19) Andy Flower
    20) Shaun Pollock
    21) Matthew Hayden
    22) Aravinda de Silva
    23) Anil Kumble
    24) Sanath Jayasuriya
    25) Michael Bevan

    Notable Exclusions:-

    01) Chaminda Vaas
    02) Chris Cairns
    03) Gary Kirsten
    04) Mohammed Azharuddin
    05) Saeed Anwar
    06) Stephen Fleming
    07) Nathan Astle
    08) Jonty Rhodes
    09) Alec Stewart
    10) Marvan Atapattu
    11) Mark Waugh

    GREATEST CRICKETERS (individually):

  • Greatest Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Greatest ODI Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Greatest Test Batsman: Brian Lara
  • Greatest Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Greatest ODI Bowler: Wasim Akram
  • Greatest Test Bowler: Shane Warne n Muttiah Muralidaran
  • Greatest Fielder: Jonty Rhodes
  • Greatest All-Rounder: Jacques Kallis
  • Greatest ODI Captain: Ricky Ponting
  • Greatest Test Captain: Steve Waugh
  • Greatest ODI Batting Pair: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
  • Greatest Test Batting Pair: Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting
  • Greatest ODI Bowling Pair: Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
  • Greatest Test Bowling Pair: Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh/Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne

    GREATEST CRICKETERS BY TEAM:

  • Australia: Shane Warne
  • Bangladesh: Mohammed Rafique
  • England: Alec Stewart
  • India: Sachin Tendulkar
  • New Zealand: Stephen Fleming
  • Pakistan: Wasim Akram
  • South Africa: Jacques Kallis
  • Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralidaran
  • West Indies: Brian Lara
  • Zimbabwe: Andy Flower

    If you are not happy with the selection of the cricketers then feel free to express your opinion by leaving a comment on this post/article.

    Players in Quest of Achieving Greatness:
    01) Michael Clarke
    02) Mike Hussey
    03) Virender Sehwag
    04) Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    05) Graeme Smith
    06) Brett Lee
    07) Kumar Sangakkara
    08) Kevin Pietersen
    09) Andrew Flintoff
    10) Chris Gayle
    11) Andrew Symonds
    12) Makhaya Ntini
    13) Ramnaresh Sarwan
    14) Mahela Jayawardene
    15) Herschelle Gibbs

  • Posted in Andy Flower, best cricket players, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Legends of Cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, stephen fleming, Steve Waugh, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram | Leave a Comment »

    The Greatest Cricketers of the Modern Era

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 9, 2008

    Here are a list of some of the greatest players to grace the game of cricket. The players selected have been chosen by their quality and records.

    The Following Cricketers are the Best of the Modern Era:-

    GREATEST CRICKETERS:

    01) Shane Warne
    02) Sachin Tendulkar
    03) Muttiah Muralitharan
    04) Brian Lara
    05) Wasim Akram
    06) Glenn McGrath
    07) Ricky Ponting
    08) Jacques Kallis
    09) Curtly Ambrose
    10) Waqar Younis
    11) Adam Gilchrist
    12) Courtney Walsh
    13) Steve Waugh
    14) Inzamam-ul-Haq
    15) Rahul Dravid
    16) Sourav Ganguly
    17) Mohammad Yousuf
    18) Allan Donald
    19) Andy Flower
    20) Shaun Pollock
    21) Matthew Hayden
    22) Aravinda de Silva
    23) Anil Kumble
    24) Sanath Jayasuriya
    25) Michael Bevan

    Notable Exclusions:-

    01) Chaminda Vaas
    02) Chris Cairns
    03) Gary Kirsten
    04) Mohammed Azharuddin
    05) Saeed Anwar
    06) Stephen Fleming
    07) Nathan Astle
    08) Jonty Rhodes
    09) Alec Stewart
    10) Marvan Atapattu
    11) Mark Waugh

    GREATEST CRICKETERS (individually):

  • Greatest Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Greatest ODI Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Greatest Test Batsman: Brian Lara
  • Greatest Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Greatest ODI Bowler: Wasim Akram
  • Greatest Test Bowler: Shane Warne n Muttiah Muralidaran
  • Greatest Fielder: Jonty Rhodes
  • Greatest All-Rounder: Jacques Kallis
  • Greatest ODI Captain: Ricky Ponting
  • Greatest Test Captain: Steve Waugh
  • Greatest ODI Batting Pair: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
  • Greatest Test Batting Pair: Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting
  • Greatest ODI Bowling Pair: Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
  • Greatest Test Bowling Pair: Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh/Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne

    GREATEST CRICKETERS BY TEAM:

  • Australia: Shane Warne
  • Bangladesh: Mohammed Rafique
  • England: Alec Stewart
  • India: Sachin Tendulkar
  • New Zealand: Stephen Fleming
  • Pakistan: Wasim Akram
  • South Africa: Jacques Kallis
  • Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralidaran
  • West Indies: Brian Lara
  • Zimbabwe: Andy Flower

    If you are not happy with the selection of the cricketers then feel free to express your opinion by leaving a comment on this post/article.

    Players in Quest of Achieving Greatness:
    01) Michael Clarke
    02) Mike Hussey
    03) Virender Sehwag
    04) Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    05) Graeme Smith
    06) Brett Lee
    07) Kumar Sangakkara
    08) Kevin Pietersen
    09) Andrew Flintoff
    10) Chris Gayle
    11) Andrew Symonds
    12) Makhaya Ntini
    13) Ramnaresh Sarwan
    14) Mahela Jayawardene
    15) Herschelle Gibbs

  • Posted in Andy Flower, best cricket players, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Legends of Cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, stephen fleming, Steve Waugh, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram | Leave a Comment »

    Some famous cricket quotes

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 28, 2008

    Over the years there have been a number of players that have been known for their words just as much as their cricketing exploits. Some of them will never be forgotten, although some of the players on the receiving end may wish they could be.

    Here are some of the stand out quotes I have come across as of late:

    Glen McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe):

    Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was just missing each ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: “Why are you so fat?”Quick as a flash, Brandes replied, “Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

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    Freddie Trueman & Raman Subba Row:

    Fearsome English fast bowler Fred Trueman extraced an edge from the batsman, which flew straight into the hands of Raman Subba Row at first slip. The ball however went right between Row’s legs to the third man boundary. Fred didn’t say a word. At the end of the over, Row ambled past Trueman and apologised sheepishly. “Sorry Fred. I should’ve kept my legs together”. Trueman retorted in classic fashion “Not you, son. Your mother should’ve!”
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    “It’s been very slow and dull day, but it hasn’t been boring. It’s been a good, entertaining day’s cricket. – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
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    “He’s usually a good puller – but he couldn’t get it up that time.” – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
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    “He’s fat, he’s round, he bounces on the ground, Shane Warne, Shane Warne.” – Barmy Army.
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    Shane Warne : “I’ve waited two years for another chance to humiliate you.”
    Daryll Cullinan : “Looks like you spent it eating.”
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    “What do you think this is, a f***ing tea party? No you can’t have a f***ing glass of water. You can f***ing wait like all the rest of us.”
    -Allan Border to Robin Smith.
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    “Mate, if you turn the bat over, you’ll see the instructions on the back!”
    -Merv Hughes to Robin Smith.
    ———————————-
    Merv Hughes : “You can’t f**king bat.”
    Robin Smith : “Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f**king bat and you can’t f**king bowl.”
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    “Tufnell! Can I borrow your brain? I’m building an idiot.”
    -Voice from the crowd, Newcastle Test.
    ———————————-
    “A fart competing with thunder.”
    -Graham Gooch on England’s chances in Australia in 1990-91.
    ———————————-

    Posted in Allan Border, Biscuit, Daryll Cullinan, Eddo Brandes, entertainment, Famous cricket quotes, Fred Trueman, Glenn McGrath, Graham Gooch, Merv Hughes, Phil Tufnell, Robin Smith, Shane Warne, sledging | Leave a Comment »

    Some famous cricket quotes

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 28, 2008

    Over the years there have been a number of players that have been known for their words just as much as their cricketing exploits. Some of them will never be forgotten, although some of the players on the receiving end may wish they could be.

    Here are some of the stand out quotes I have come across as of late:

    Glen McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe):

    Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was just missing each ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: “Why are you so fat?”Quick as a flash, Brandes replied, “Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

    ———————————-

    Freddie Trueman & Raman Subba Row:

    Fearsome English fast bowler Fred Trueman extraced an edge from the batsman, which flew straight into the hands of Raman Subba Row at first slip. The ball however went right between Row’s legs to the third man boundary. Fred didn’t say a word. At the end of the over, Row ambled past Trueman and apologised sheepishly. “Sorry Fred. I should’ve kept my legs together”. Trueman retorted in classic fashion “Not you, son. Your mother should’ve!”
    ———————————-
    “It’s been very slow and dull day, but it hasn’t been boring. It’s been a good, entertaining day’s cricket. – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
    ———————————-
    “He’s usually a good puller – but he couldn’t get it up that time.” – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
    ———————————-
    “He’s fat, he’s round, he bounces on the ground, Shane Warne, Shane Warne.” – Barmy Army.
    ———————————-
    Shane Warne : “I’ve waited two years for another chance to humiliate you.”
    Daryll Cullinan : “Looks like you spent it eating.”
    ———————————-
    “What do you think this is, a f***ing tea party? No you can’t have a f***ing glass of water. You can f***ing wait like all the rest of us.”
    -Allan Border to Robin Smith.
    ———————————-
    “Mate, if you turn the bat over, you’ll see the instructions on the back!”
    -Merv Hughes to Robin Smith.
    ———————————-
    Merv Hughes : “You can’t f**king bat.”
    Robin Smith : “Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f**king bat and you can’t f**king bowl.”
    ———————————-
    “Tufnell! Can I borrow your brain? I’m building an idiot.”
    -Voice from the crowd, Newcastle Test.
    ———————————-
    “A fart competing with thunder.”
    -Graham Gooch on England’s chances in Australia in 1990-91.
    ———————————-

    Posted in Allan Border, Biscuit, Daryll Cullinan, Eddo Brandes, entertainment, Famous cricket quotes, Fred Trueman, Glenn McGrath, Graham Gooch, Merv Hughes, Phil Tufnell, Robin Smith, Shane Warne, sledging | Leave a Comment »

    What is Spin Bowling?

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 23, 2008

    Spin bowling, sometimes known as slow bowling, is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. Practitioners are known as spinners or spin bowlers.

    The main aim of spin bowling is to bowl the cricket ball with rapid rotation so that when it bounces on the pitch it will deviate, thus making it difficult for the batsman to hit the ball cleanly. The speed the ball travels is not critical, and is significantly lower than for fast bowling. A typical spin delivery has a speed in the range 70-90 km/h (45-55 mph).

    Spin bowling is divided into four different categories, depending on the particular physical technique used. There is virtually no overlap between the two basic biomechanical techniques of wrist spin and finger spin.


    Off spin
    – Right-handed with finger spin technique. (eg. Harbhajan Singh)
    Leg spin – Right-handed with wrist spin technique. (eg. Shane Warne, Anil Kumble)
    Left-arm orthodox spin – Left-handed with finger spin technique. (eg. Monty Panesar)
    Left-arm unorthodox spin – Left-handed with wrist spin technique. (eg. Brad Hogg)

    Depending on technique, a spin bowler uses either predominant wrist or finger motion to impart spin to the ball around a horizontal axis that is at an oblique angle to the length of the pitch. This sort of spin means it is also possible for the Magnus effect to cause the ball to deviate sideways through the air, before it bounces. Such deviation is called drift. The combination of drift and spin can make the ball’s trajectory complex, with a change of direction at the bounce. This variety of trajectories achievable by a spin bowler can bewilder inexperienced or poor batsmen.

    Spin bowlers are generally given the task of bowling with an old, worn cricket ball. A new cricket ball better suits the techniques of fast bowling than spin bowling, while a worn one grips the pitch better and achieves greater spin. Spin bowlers are also more effective later in a game, as the pitch dries up and begins to crack and crumble. This again provides more purchase for the spinning ball and produces greater deviation.

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  • How to bowl Leg Spin like Shane Warne (video)
  • How to bowl Off-Spin (video)

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

  • Posted in cricket ball, drift, guile, Leg spin, off spin, Seam, Shane Warne, slow bowling, Spin bowling, spinners, terry jenner | Leave a Comment »

    What is Spin Bowling?

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 23, 2008

    Spin bowling, sometimes known as slow bowling, is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. Practitioners are known as spinners or spin bowlers.

    The main aim of spin bowling is to bowl the cricket ball with rapid rotation so that when it bounces on the pitch it will deviate, thus making it difficult for the batsman to hit the ball cleanly. The speed the ball travels is not critical, and is significantly lower than for fast bowling. A typical spin delivery has a speed in the range 70-90 km/h (45-55 mph).

    Spin bowling is divided into four different categories, depending on the particular physical technique used. There is virtually no overlap between the two basic biomechanical techniques of wrist spin and finger spin.


    Off spin
    – Right-handed with finger spin technique. (eg. Harbhajan Singh)
    Leg spin – Right-handed with wrist spin technique. (eg. Shane Warne, Anil Kumble)
    Left-arm orthodox spin – Left-handed with finger spin technique. (eg. Monty Panesar)
    Left-arm unorthodox spin – Left-handed with wrist spin technique. (eg. Brad Hogg)

    Depending on technique, a spin bowler uses either predominant wrist or finger motion to impart spin to the ball around a horizontal axis that is at an oblique angle to the length of the pitch. This sort of spin means it is also possible for the Magnus effect to cause the ball to deviate sideways through the air, before it bounces. Such deviation is called drift. The combination of drift and spin can make the ball’s trajectory complex, with a change of direction at the bounce. This variety of trajectories achievable by a spin bowler can bewilder inexperienced or poor batsmen.

    Spin bowlers are generally given the task of bowling with an old, worn cricket ball. A new cricket ball better suits the techniques of fast bowling than spin bowling, while a worn one grips the pitch better and achieves greater spin. Spin bowlers are also more effective later in a game, as the pitch dries up and begins to crack and crumble. This again provides more purchase for the spinning ball and produces greater deviation.

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  • How to bowl Leg Spin like Shane Warne (video)
  • How to bowl Off-Spin (video)

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    A Song about Shane Warne- You gotta watch and listen to this!

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on May 6, 2008

    As I was doing the previous post about cricketing sex scandals I found this video on Youtube about a group doing a song about Shane Warne in a very lighthearted sort of way, its a must see as it captures the essence of Warney in my personal opinion (I know others may differ and thats ok as everyone is entitled to an opinion), and with the bongo drums and that thing the lady is playing (is it a clarinet? comment if it is) it gives a really good atmosphere to the Master of Spin.

    (The lead singer is Phillippe Ledoux)

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    Cricketing SEX Scandals

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on May 6, 2008

    Over the years there have been many sex scandals in the beloved game of cricket. When most people combine the words “sex scandal” and “cricket” its most likely that Shane Warne will immediately come to mind. As a brilliant player as he is he has been involved in so many of them that everytime I have typed in “cricketing sex scandals” in Google almost every one of them brings up some reference to Warney. I respect him as a player (with his magical bowling skills etc) but I think that in some way his career may have been tarnished and will be remembered for not only his superiour skills on the field, but most likely also his “superior” skills in the sack and by texts to various women that were involved in many of his romps.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not slating him completely, for most of my life that I have been interested in cricket I have always looked up to Warney for his master legspinners and how lethal and magical his deliveries were (eg bowling Mike Gatting out, Bowling Andrew Strauss for his 700th wicket and so much more) and I would pick him in a select World XII anyday, but maybe he (and like other cricketers involved in sex scandals as well) needs to sort out his personal life, as by not doing so he has lost only one of the few things more precious than the brilliant game of cricket- His gorgous ex-wife Simone, regular access to his children, and breaking up that precious bond between family.

    In the meantime here is a handful of links that go to articles that talk about cricketing scandals. I know I have ranted on mostly about Warney but like everyone else on this planet nobody is perfect, as there are many sex scandals out there, not only with other cricketers, but in real life away from cricket as well.

  • Shane Warne Involved in Yet Another Sex Scandal
  • Eleven Cricketing Scandals
  • Indian Cricket Captain Sex Scandal 2001
  • 11 Cricketing Sex Scandals by Cricinfo.com
  • Sex Scandals by Freerepublic.com
  • Posted in Ashes Series, Cricket, cricketing, England, leud acts, Mike Gatting, scandals, sex, Shane Warne, Simone Callahan, Warney | Leave a Comment »