Sunday, December 03, 2006

Indian cricketers worse than buffaloes, says Bal Thackeray

By John Cheeran
May be Brinda Karat and Sitaram Yechuri dislike Indian cricket team’s videshi coach Greg Chapell but the man who matters in Mumbai has given his vote of confidence to the Aussie.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray says it is pointless to blame Chapell as Indian players show poor skills on the field. “Indian cricketers are an unreliable lot. They play all over the world and are at most times defeated. How can Chappell extract a good performance from such players?” asks Thackeray.
“The latest criticism of Chapell is unwarranted and uncalled for.”
Thackeray refers to the legend that tells the tale of Maharashtra’s sain-poet Jnan-eshwar cajoling a buffalo into reciting Vedas. Thackeray says: “The saint’s feat could well be repeated today. But making our cricketers play a good game of cricket is a tough task. There is no use pointing an accusing finger at Chappell.”
Reports say that Thackeray refers to Chappell as ‘guruji.’
Thackeray adds:” They (Indian cricketers care very little for cricket as they get a guaranteed revenue – hafta—from a slew of ad campaigns and this has led them to be complacent.”
May be Thackeray has got it right this time.

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