It’s just not cricket

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

Very painful loss again to Sri Lanka – be­cause the T (to­gether), E (ev­ery­body), A (achieve), M (more) no longer ex­ists in this team. Please stand up for your loyal, fa­nat­i­cal fans. Drop Jac­ques Ru­dolph, Ash­well Prince, Mark Boucher and Morne Morkel.

Some­one for­got to tell Biff and co they were play­ing cricket (where the high­est score wins), and not golf.

Cricket cap­tains get what they de­serve. Please ap­point a new one.

My blood re­ally boiled at the way white man Steyn was in­sult­ing the Sri Lankan crick­eters, prob­a­bly in a lan­guage not un­der­stood by them.

The cricket changes should be as fol­lows: Out – Ru­dolph, Kal­lis, Prince and Boucher. In – Peter­son, In­gram, Du­miny, Miller. It’s time to bring in the new blood.

What has Peter­son done wrong to be so ig­nored? How long will Boucher and Prince be car­ried when In­gram and Miller are wait­ing in the wings? In­vest in a solid glove man and al­low him the op­por­tu­nity to set­tle. Sekun­jalo ke nako.

Drop the use­less Boucher, Prince and Morkel and move Smith to num­ber four in the bat­ting or­der. He can’t han­dle the open­ing bowlers any more. And bring back Du­miny.

On the road

What an id­iot! Now the au­thor­i­ties are to blame for the ac­ci­dents on our roads. Are we not re­spon­si­ble for our own ac­tions? Are laws sup­posed to be only ad­hered to when po­liced?

Is there an SMS num­ber to re­port traf­fic vi­o­la­tions?

Sil­ver Ford Ranger bakkie on the N2, 7am yes­ter­day, head­ing for Sir Lowry’s Pass. The driver was tail­gat­ing, over­took two ve­hi­cles on par­tially­blind bends and high­tailed it off – af­ter throw­ing a foam mug out the win­dow. Dan­ger­ous, dis­cour­te­ous lit­ter­bug.

Oth­ers

As a teacher at West End Pri­mary in Len­tegeur, thank you to Ju­ven­tus soc­cer club for all the good and pos­i­tive work they do with our chil­dren.

How can l get rid of moles? Please, no jokes.

I find it funny that all these guys com­mit mur­der in their own coun­tries, then come and hide here in South Africa. Then, when they get caught, they want to fight ex­tra­di­tion be­cause they fear for their lives. Surely they should have thought about that be­fore as­sas­si­nat­ing some­one?

There are lots of peo­ple out there who have a driver’s li­cence but who can’t even drive. I know of at least three.

Cape Town’s film in­dus­try is def­i­nitely racist. And I have lived and worked in Hol­ly­wood.

Dur­ing the worst times of the apartheid era, my at­ti­tude re­mained that I had no con­trol over the words and ac­tions of oth­ers. What I did have con­trol over was my re­ac­tion to those racists. I chose a pos­i­tive path which worked very well for me. Maybe that’s what Sim­phiwe Dana should do. Chang­ing other peo­ple is al­most

im­pos­si­ble. Chang­ing your­self is eas­ier.

Dana and Sut­tle, I can rec­om­mend a good pan­el­beater for those chips on your shoul­ders.

Chi­nese na­tion­als ac­cused of il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of ivory: If they are found guilty will the NPA ask for the death penalty and send their ashes back in a packet of bil­tong?

There are few Egyp­tians in Cape Town. They are all busy sort­ing out the trou­bles in Egypt. In­stead, we have an over-abun­dance of Rhode­sians and Zim­bab­weans whinge­ing in­ces­santly, rather than re­turn­ing and do­ing an Egyp­tian spring clean-up.

It ap­pears that Selebi is suf­fer­ing from more ail­ments than you can “Shaik” a stick at!

Trevor. Given the lev­els of un­speak­able cru­elty suf­fered by an­i­mals at the hands of so-called civilised hu­mans in SA, it speaks vol­umes that any an­i­mal char­i­ties man­age to rise above the daily hor­rors of their work and carry on the fight. Your re­marks about our SPCA are equally un­speak­able.

Min­is­ters’ hous­ing. What a joke. R700-odd rent for a R6.3 mil­lion house. That’s ex­clud­ing the ex­tras. I paid R700 a month for my R55 000 house. Now it’s paid up and it’s mine.

It must be National Humour an Id­iot Week! First Sheridan, who was un­aware there are sports sta­di­ums in New­lands. And then some clown sug­gested we should only drive re­spon­si­bly when traf­fic po­lice are vis­i­ble.

To the deaf, dumb, blind per­son who moved from Fish Hoek to New­lands and says he did not know about the sta­di­ums, wake up.

To Ruth of My City Works For Me. The only rea­son your street­lights were re­paired so quickly is be­cause you live in Mil­ner­ton, and not the coloured town­ships.

So Ra­jbansi has gone to the happy hunt­ing ground. All po­lit­i­cal hyp­ocrites now praise him, con­ve­niently for­get­ting his mis­deeds.

Re proof­read­ing and fre­quent spell­ing and gram­mar er­rors. For two days now a death no­tice has read: “It is with deep sad­ness we learn’t ...”

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