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"Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards." – Galileo

Best repsonse to a cricketing rant of 2005

The RICKY PONTING rant: “I think it is an absolute disgrace the spirit of the game is being treated like that. [Duncan] Fletcher has known right the way through the summer this is something we haven’t been happy with, but it’s continued. He knows it’s something that has got under our skins and I’ve had enough of it, and I let him know that, and most of his players too. Being here in England they’ve obviously got the resources to just draft in the best fieldsmen that they possibly can at the time. The way they’ve been doing it is just before their bowlers are about to bowl they’ll send them off for a short amount of time to have a bit of a loosen-up and a massage and that sort of stuff, and come back on and bowl. As soon as they’ve finished their spell they’ll do exactly the same thing. It’s within the rules of the game but it’s just not within the spirit of the game, which is what we’re all trying to uphold.”

And the DUNCAN FLETCHER response: “You want to take a run to a cover fielder and get run out, whose fault is that? You know what’s more? All the palaver caused me to burn my toast.”

Source: Wisden Cricinfo

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