June 14, 2012

When egos clash

Cricinfo

After the Kevin Pietersen-Nick Knight controversy and Denesh Ramdin's message to Viv Richards, Ayaz Memon looks at the traditionally rocky relationship between players and the media. He writes in Mint:

Ego and insecurities are the two big influences at work in this scenario. The vanity of a major player like Pietersen will not permit him to take a jibe from a lesser achiever like Knight. It has also been seen that lesser achievers sometimes revel in pulling down a bigger player to score brownie points.
Where the Ramdin-Richards fracas is concerned, it is clearly insecurity at play. There is no comparison between the two as cricketers; Richards stands head and shoulders above the diminutive wicketkeeper, and not just in physical stature. His opinions could influence selectors and the administration, which would be Ramdin’s fear.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.