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