Friday, November 4, 2011

It was just a no-ball

Yesterday we read one of the most poignant statements in cricketing history. That came from a man punished for fixing a few balls. We would have acquired the role of judges sighing at his karma. May be even sniggering.

The boy was extremely talented and just 19. Life just started out for him and showed him many promises. The boy knew how difficult it was going to be to survive in Pakistan. He didn't want to go back to the scum he came from. So when his Captain asked him to put in a no-ball, he agreed. He didn't have much choices, did he? May be he promised to atone the sins by bowling stronger or even revealing facts when he cements his place.

It was a small compromise. Even the whistle blower has been wound up for illegal practices. How often we comprise in real life. How many transactions have I passed. I simply can't run around checking the veracity. We simply don't have time. One day we may get screwed. Until then we have no choice


hot girl said...


Old Monk said...

There is a difference between doing a wrong knowingly and a wrong being committed without knowing it. Regarding getting screwed,an intentional wrong doer is prepared for it while the other one has to take it by surprise.

sm said...

doing wrong knowingly is a crime
and be ready to get punished if found
you are not a thief until no one catches you.

OtienoHongo said...

I really felt sorry for that young Pakistani!