Adam Gilchrist was a fine cricketer.
A cricketer for whom I had a lot of respect. But by showing his ‘true colors’ lately he is fast becoming a bit of a moronic asswipe.
First he had a dig at Sachin, but then he forgot that Indians are cricket crazy and his book would probably sell well there. So he sorted that out in quick time.
Now he’s come out and labeled Murali a chucker. And apparently the ICC bent their laws so that Murali could bowl in international cricket.
The law was changed because half the people bowling in international cricket violated the existing law at the time. Under that law, Mcgrath, Pollock etc all chucked.
Maybe Gilchrist dint pass his science test in school or maybe he wasn’t too good with the maths to go too deeply into such matters to understand what exactly happened.
Gilchrist goes on to say that Murali was protected by “Political influence”. Maybe he dint even pass his geography cuz mate we are not India. We are whole separate country. With our own flag and everything.
There was NO political influence. The ICC launched an investigation and Murali was tested in AUSTRALIA and they them selves cleared him. In fact it was the Uni of WA who cleared him. Maybe some resentment from Gilly not getting a certain acceptance letter.
If anyone at all cares, the law of the 10 degree limit was extended to 15 degree because it is only at this threshold that the human eye can actually detect any flex in the arm.
But to me the final straw is him stating that allowing Murali to bowl was against “the spirit of the game”.
For someone who ‘seemed’ to uphold this very same spirit during his playing days it is amazing how quickly he seems to have forgotten it after he stopped.