Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gambhir Deserves It; What About Watson and Katich?

As predicted (read: Punishment for Violating Spirit of the Game: Is It Fair? ), Gautam Gambhir has been handed a one Test ban. But then, has not the point been proved that only one team seems to get under the skin of the umpires and match referees. Is this only about the colour of one’s skin?
Gambhir deserves the punishment. After all cricket was never a body contact sport and what he has done cannot be condoned. But then, so cannot the man behind the provocation. Just like Harbhajan Singh attracted the flak for something Andrew Symonds initiated, Shane Watson has been let off with a 10 per cent fine which is akin to peanuts.
Does the match referee Chris Broad mean to indicate that players from the sub continent need harsher punishment to drive home a point whereas the lads from Australia are intellectual enough to be let off after a earful? Sounds like there are two rulers of measurement because the umpires have not breathed a word about Katich even though the players nearly came to blows in the aftermath.

Read it in greater description at:
Punishment for Violating Spirit of the Game: Is It Fair?

Tags: sports, cricket, cricket blog, India Australia series, Border Gavaskar Trophy, Gautam Gambhir, one Test ban, Shane Watson, Simon Katich, umpire, Match referee, Chris Broad, Andrew Symonds, monkeygate, Harbhajan Singh, Sports, India

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