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Old 05-07-14, 05:15 PM   #1561
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Any one hear what he actually said?
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Old 05-07-14, 05:18 PM   #1562
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Old 05-07-14, 05:19 PM   #1563
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That doesn't rhyme with Chris Brunt
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Old 06-07-14, 10:57 PM   #1564
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The audio is here

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"The guy's an absolute cunt"
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Old 07-07-14, 08:32 AM   #1565
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"The guy's an absolute cunt"
All i can hear is ....beeep hisss beep hissssss! and then an apology!
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Old 07-07-14, 08:41 AM   #1566
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"unreserved apology to anyone who has heard it and especially to Kevin Pietersen" FLMAO
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Yeah, I laughed at that. Not sure its really worth 'apologising' after you've been caught calling someone a cunt.
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Old 07-07-14, 11:05 AM   #1568
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All i can hear is ....beeep hisss beep hissssss! and then an apology!
You can't really hear a thing unfortunately. I think the whole situation is hilarious, particularly because Strauss always tries so hard to maintain his prim and proper persona.
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Old 07-07-14, 12:46 PM   #1569
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Yeah, I laughed at that. Not sure its really worth 'apologising' after you've been caught calling someone a cunt.
Exactly, he looks a complete shithouse issuing a groveling apology to KP.
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Old 07-07-14, 01:44 PM   #1570
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Exactly, he looks a complete shithouse issuing a groveling apology to KP.
Totally. It would have been way better if he'd stood by it.

'Yeah, I got caught out calling him a cunt, but I cannot stand the bloke - he is a cunt" The England team seem really snidey these days. Lots of this stuff going on in the background no-one really settling/airing their differences.

Seems that KP seemed to fit in better under Vaughan and his style of management, and hasn't really found a home under the public school boy management of Cook and Strauss. Or since he was dumped in the Moores debacle.
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Old 07-07-14, 02:08 PM   #1571
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He has to think about his job, no?

Hardly going to come out and say

'Sorry for the language, but I stand by what I said. Hes a cunt'
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Old 07-07-14, 02:13 PM   #1572
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He has to think about his job, no?

Hardly going to come out and say

'Sorry for the language, but I stand by what I said. Hes a cunt'
He could have simply said I'm sorry for offending listeners with my language. Didn't have to go on bended knee to KP.
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Old 07-07-14, 02:14 PM   #1573
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Old 07-07-14, 02:24 PM   #1574
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He has to think about his job, no?

Hardly going to come out and say

'Sorry for the language, but I stand by what I said. Hes a cunt'
Yeah, I was being a bit facetious, and he does need to think of his career in the media.

But it was a pretty hollow apology, so soon after he produced the insult. The fact he didn't know he was being recorded underlines that he meant it.
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Old 30-07-14, 01:10 PM   #1575
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Old 30-07-14, 01:38 PM   #1576
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I know its basically impossible to compare eras, but he was probably the greatest all rounder I have ever seen.
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Old 30-07-14, 01:40 PM   #1577
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He's the best all-rounder I've ever seen, superb player.
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Old 30-07-14, 02:25 PM   #1578
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Sad news, my favourite player. He had some poor form recently and didn't think he could recover. I hope he does well playing T20 cricket around the globe and domestic cricket at home. He gave SA everything, especially in the transition between Hansie and Smith when the captaincy was thrust upon Pollock. SA had some young players with a lot of talent, but things were extremely unstable. His runs and relentless bowling saved the team from huge decline.

"I just knew on that tour that I was done" - strange to imagining such a stubborn player admitting it.

Possibly the greatest of all time. Better batting stats than most batsmen, even champions like Ponting and better bowling stats than many acclaimed bowlers.
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Sad news, my favourite player. He had some poor form recently and didn't think he could recover. I hope he does well playing T20 cricket around the globe and domestic cricket at home. He gave SA everything, especially in the transition between Hansie and Smith when the captaincy was thrust upon Pollock. SA had some young players with a lot of talent, but things were extremely unstable. His runs and relentless bowling saved the team from huge decline.

"I just knew on that tour that I was done" - strange to imagining such a stubborn player admitting it.

Possibly the greatest of all time. Better batting stats than most batsmen, even champions like Ponting and better bowling stats than many acclaimed bowlers.
He's possibly the only genuine all rounder I have seen.
Certainly sets the bench mark for what can be achieved as an all rounder.
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Botham was clearly one of the all time greats too. No idea how they compare though, as Cricket is very different now.
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Botham was clearly one of the all time greats too. No idea how they compare though, as Cricket is very different now.


I meant literally 'seen' . Its when the likes of Broad are mentioned as an all rounder that you realise how good the likes of Kallis and Beefy were.
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Old 30-07-14, 02:42 PM   #1582
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Broad is a bowler who can bat.

Flintoff was probably the closest I had seen to a good all rounder other than Kallis in the Modern game. Maybe Pollock. But he was more of a Bowler who could bat well like Broad.

A proper all rounder bats at number 4,5 or 6 and can lead the line in bowling. Most cant do both well.
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Old 30-07-14, 03:25 PM   #1583
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Well cricket is a very different game now from when Kallis started out in the mid 90s let alone comparing now to the 70s and 80s. I feel that Pollock could've been close but he always seemed reluctant to take more responsibility to bat higher up the order when the opportunity presented himself as he had the potential to be a fine batsmen. Many early in his career tipped him to become batting allrounder in his older age.

I feel that Beefy and Pollock are in the category of 'bowling allrounders'. Although Botham was probably marginally better at batting and Pollock a better bowler. where I wouldn't use the allrounder term for a player like Broad where he is a bowler who can bat a little. Kallis is definitely the most complete player at the level he performed at. There are/were other players equally good at batting and bowling but they're nowhere near the quality of Kallis. i.e. Lance Klusener was a fine player, particularly in limited overs cricket; excellent with both bat and ball but I wouldn't say he performed at the level of Kallis example particularly when you consider his longevity and consistency.
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Old 30-07-14, 04:34 PM   #1584
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It's mad to say it, especially with all the tributes pouring in, but I think he's still underrated. Certainly throughout most of his career he was under-valued. Madness. What a player.
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Old 30-07-14, 06:14 PM   #1585
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Well cricket is a very different game now from when Kallis started out in the mid 90s let alone comparing now to the 70s and 80s. I feel that Pollock could've been close but he always seemed reluctant to take more responsibility to bat higher up the order when the opportunity presented himself as he had the potential to be a fine batsmen. Many early in his career tipped him to become batting allrounder in his older age.

I feel that Beefy and Pollock are in the category of 'bowling allrounders'. Although Botham was probably marginally better at batting and Pollock a better bowler. where I wouldn't use the allrounder term for a player like Broad where he is a bowler who can bat a little. Kallis is definitely the most complete player at the level he performed at. There are/were other players equally good at batting and bowling but they're nowhere near the quality of Kallis. i.e. Lance Klusener was a fine player, particularly in limited overs cricket; excellent with both bat and ball but I wouldn't say he performed at the level of Kallis example particularly when you consider his longevity and consistency.
Beefy was a proper all rounder. He had to face much better bowlers back then too.
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Old 30-07-14, 06:17 PM   #1586
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Old 18-08-14, 08:58 AM   #1587
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Old 18-08-14, 09:39 AM   #1588
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Old 18-08-14, 09:42 AM   #1589
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Funnily enough

Claims he was hacked
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Old 18-08-14, 12:08 PM   #1590
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Erm Ian Botham has just gone all cock pictures on his twitter
Haha, wtf?! I actually thought you typed 'Cook'
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Old 18-08-14, 02:46 PM   #1591
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England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham says hackers are responsible for publishing an explicit picture of a man's genitalia on his Twitter timeline

Sir Ian Botham says his Twitter account was hacked by 'idiots' today after a picture of a penis was published on his timeline.

The explicit image was sent with the caption: 'What are you thinking....xx' but the former England captain quickly deleted the post after footballer Robbie Savage tweeted: "Mate, think you been hacked."

Shortly afterwards, the 58-year-old married father of three told followers he had changed his password.

News of the Botham tweet quickly went viral as friends, colleagues and others online - many using the hashtag #middlestump - weighed in and the post started trending on Twitter.



His cricketing pals were quick to react. BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew was forced to do a quick u-turn at the breakfast table...

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...and this wag offered a more palatable pictorial alternative to Beefy's 'meat and two veg'.




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Botham has form though. In his autobiography he admitted to unzipping his trousers and letting 'his "old man" dangle free' during the last ball of his first class cricketing career.
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Old 23-08-14, 01:19 PM   #1592
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Fucking Pieterson killing Surrey's innings as alway
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Old 23-08-14, 04:30 PM   #1593
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Old 30-09-14, 04:59 PM   #1597
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@KP24 Kevin Pietersen
WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! MY CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...��
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Old 30-09-14, 06:19 PM   #1598
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I guess at midnight all he will do is reinforce the view he's a bit of an arse, and prove those who wanted him gone right, and those who wanted him to stay will have more ammo too.

If he really wanted back he'd have shown it. Shame it's ended like this.
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Old 30-09-14, 07:46 PM   #1599
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Seen him a few times this season for Surrey and he looks finished. Every innings in the Blast he slowed the scoring and ended up punting it to mid wicket for an average score
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