IPL news May 18, 2011

Warne fined for dispute with Dixit

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Shane Warne has been fined US$50,000 by the BCCI but was spared a ban for his public spat with Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit over changing of pitches in Jaipur during the IPL. On Tuesday the pair faced an IPL commission, comprising Ravi Shastri and league chairman Chirayu Amin, which ruled Warne to be in "serious breach of his IPL playing contract" for criticising Dixit.

The RCA had complained to the BCCI and IPL that Warne reportedly abused Dixit after his team's loss to Bangalore in Jaipur last week. The pitch used for that game, and the previous one against Chennai Super Kings, was different from the one Warne's team had enjoyed a strong home advantage on.

In taking its decision the commission took into account Warne's apology to Dixit and his status as one of the all-time greats of the game. "It (the Commission) regards the public criticism of Mr. Dixit as being a serious breach by Mr. Warne of his IPL playing contract," a BCCI release said.

"However, at the same time, the Commission also recognises that Mr. Warne has apologised to Mr. Dixit, and that the incident occurred just after the match. In addition, the Commission is cognisant of the contribution to the game of cricket in general, and to the Indian Premier League, which has been made by Mr. Warne."

The Commission also said that further breaches could result in a fine, a match ban or points deduction for the player's team, or a combination of the three.

Since the pitch was changed on May 9, Warne and Dixit have engaged in a war of words that has been fought in public, private and through the media. The hearing in Mumbai followed RCA's rejection of an apology offered by the Rajasthan franchise, with the state board also threatening further action if the matter was not resolved to its satisfaction.

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  • on May 20, 2011, 13:51 GMT

    Warne deserves to be treated better!!!

  • on May 20, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    He may have come from downunder doesn't mean he can say whatever he thinks,he has attitude problem and also other problems. What If he had won the match would he still complain,he can;t just take the credit from the opponents who defeated him.Shame on you Shane!

  • PranjaLkasish on May 20, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    its very unfair to a great cricketer like warne to be fined, i think bcci and the ipl comm. is giving more priority to the non-cricketers than the cricketers. i don't understand why non-cricketers like sanjay dixit is included in the cricketing field. its very sad for the cricketers, giving more priority to the non-skilled cricketers who doesn't know anything(abc) about cricket

  • avidfan on May 20, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    how funny. the EPL players and players like messi only have to pay fines amounting to 20000 dollars or less and warne who gets paid only 1.5m over 3years has to pay 50,000 dollars... BCCI trying to emulate the PCB?

  • on May 19, 2011, 22:48 GMT

    Shame on BCCI for making Warne pay $50,000.

  • CandidIndian on May 19, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    Well i dont have a problem with IPL committee fining Warne because of scolding Dixit but BCCI should not keep double standards here, i mean different set of rules for players and different rules for officials.Sanjay Dixit is a arrogant man himself and after Rajasthan has won the Ranji trophy he thinks himself as king of the world.Its ridiculous that no action is taken against him for insulting Warne and Sachin , who are amongst the greatest cricketers .I remember when Sehwag threatened of not playing for Delhi for obvious reasons one of the officials of DDCA made insulting comments against him.You will find many arrogant officials in BCCI like Sanjay Dixit who would even take credit for India winning the world cup

  • Angad11 on May 19, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    A very good decision by BCCI, no player is bigger than the game and cannot take it for granted.

  • vmanbalaji on May 19, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    What is shocking to see is that same Mr. Dixit was making derogatory remarks about Sachin when he got out to a full toss that "now he can not blame the pitch" what about fine for Mr. Dixit. When IPL invites foreign players and is aiming for global reach and popularity, least such instances where there seem to be injustice to players of calibre of Mr. Warne. In any case fine of USD 50,000 is rather too harsh.

  • on May 19, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    No comparisons between sachin and warne sachin has ben far more consistent than shane warne who choked on indian pitches again and again as his statistics tell sachin has scored runs all over the world and shane warne's lows have more depth than his heights so he never comes in contention of comparison with SRT.

  • on May 19, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    No doubt Warne is a great player but does not possess good moral values. That is the main reason why he was not made the captain of Australian team. He was/is always in the news due to the wrong reasons apart from cricket. He is no mahatma. Whatever punishment handed over to him by the BCCI must be in the law book which was prior signed by each player before accepting the contract. So there is nothing wrong. No one is above the law. We should appreciate BCCI this time for its good work. Well done BCCI. If any australian cricketer wants to play in IPL they should shut their mouth and just concentrate on playing. No foul language is accepted here in India.

  • on May 20, 2011, 13:51 GMT

    Warne deserves to be treated better!!!

  • on May 20, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    He may have come from downunder doesn't mean he can say whatever he thinks,he has attitude problem and also other problems. What If he had won the match would he still complain,he can;t just take the credit from the opponents who defeated him.Shame on you Shane!

  • PranjaLkasish on May 20, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    its very unfair to a great cricketer like warne to be fined, i think bcci and the ipl comm. is giving more priority to the non-cricketers than the cricketers. i don't understand why non-cricketers like sanjay dixit is included in the cricketing field. its very sad for the cricketers, giving more priority to the non-skilled cricketers who doesn't know anything(abc) about cricket

  • avidfan on May 20, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    how funny. the EPL players and players like messi only have to pay fines amounting to 20000 dollars or less and warne who gets paid only 1.5m over 3years has to pay 50,000 dollars... BCCI trying to emulate the PCB?

  • on May 19, 2011, 22:48 GMT

    Shame on BCCI for making Warne pay $50,000.

  • CandidIndian on May 19, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    Well i dont have a problem with IPL committee fining Warne because of scolding Dixit but BCCI should not keep double standards here, i mean different set of rules for players and different rules for officials.Sanjay Dixit is a arrogant man himself and after Rajasthan has won the Ranji trophy he thinks himself as king of the world.Its ridiculous that no action is taken against him for insulting Warne and Sachin , who are amongst the greatest cricketers .I remember when Sehwag threatened of not playing for Delhi for obvious reasons one of the officials of DDCA made insulting comments against him.You will find many arrogant officials in BCCI like Sanjay Dixit who would even take credit for India winning the world cup

  • Angad11 on May 19, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    A very good decision by BCCI, no player is bigger than the game and cannot take it for granted.

  • vmanbalaji on May 19, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    What is shocking to see is that same Mr. Dixit was making derogatory remarks about Sachin when he got out to a full toss that "now he can not blame the pitch" what about fine for Mr. Dixit. When IPL invites foreign players and is aiming for global reach and popularity, least such instances where there seem to be injustice to players of calibre of Mr. Warne. In any case fine of USD 50,000 is rather too harsh.

  • on May 19, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    No comparisons between sachin and warne sachin has ben far more consistent than shane warne who choked on indian pitches again and again as his statistics tell sachin has scored runs all over the world and shane warne's lows have more depth than his heights so he never comes in contention of comparison with SRT.

  • on May 19, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    No doubt Warne is a great player but does not possess good moral values. That is the main reason why he was not made the captain of Australian team. He was/is always in the news due to the wrong reasons apart from cricket. He is no mahatma. Whatever punishment handed over to him by the BCCI must be in the law book which was prior signed by each player before accepting the contract. So there is nothing wrong. No one is above the law. We should appreciate BCCI this time for its good work. Well done BCCI. If any australian cricketer wants to play in IPL they should shut their mouth and just concentrate on playing. No foul language is accepted here in India.

  • RealCool on May 19, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    They fined Warne for criticizing Dixit publicly. How to criticize someone privately? In bathroom? Is there any punishment or clarification from Dixit for changing the pitch at the last moment?

  • varycool on May 19, 2011, 8:57 GMT

    and what about Mr. Dixit taunting the greatest cricketer and national treasure of our country Sachin through twitter. There should be a fine on him too... Sachin did not say anything against it was just his views about the pitch when he was asked how was the wicket in post match presentation... he dint go to the media and comment against the RCA or royals..?

  • justkiddin on May 19, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    So what was Warne supposed to do? If the pitch was changed at the last minute, was Warne supposed to request BCCI for setting up an Inquiry commission. Basically BCCI is bigger than the game. BCCI is bigger than Players. BCCI is bigger than all of us who "try" to enjoy the game thinking that everything is fare. Just don't go by what what Warne did. Think why he did it.

  • on May 19, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    I really want Dixt should be Kick out of IPL commission.

  • csk-nk on May 19, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    It doesn't matter whether RCA did a mistake or not by changing the pitch...he can't shout at a senior official in front of everyone..how dare he can tell a Rajasthan guy to get out of a stadium in Rajasthan...This is not Australia where they can sledge indians and roam freely in road...If he can shout in public, he should have the guts to apologize in public..

  • Naren on May 19, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    The biggest issue with all these Sachin fanatics (not fans for got sake) is that they can never appreciate other players playing well. They are so blind and pathetic. They always look for ways to take a dig at Oz cricketers. The reason is in spite of Sachin in the team, they could not dominate cricket as Australia did for a long time. Even when India had great landmark victories it was Laxman who stood out rather than Sachin. While I like Sachin for many reasons, I feel there are cricketers who raise for the occasion better than Sachin. One of the aspects I hate with Sachin is that he does not give credit to the opposition when it is due. When he was captain it is always like we played bad so we lost or the pitch or the toss etc. He rarely gives credit whole heartedly without mentioning any of the other things.

  • on May 19, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    Many People commenting here don't realize that warne was fined for scolding Dixit directly..not for talking about the change of pitch...I should recommend people know everything before comment on something ......No sport or no league will ever spare someone what warne did to a person.......

  • bobagorof on May 19, 2011, 0:20 GMT

    Good thing Warne is retiring, then he can say what he wants. The IPL will need that $50000 so they can make a profit as their ratings continue to slide.

  • on May 18, 2011, 23:25 GMT

    I dont even watch this game over there. BORING.

  • Mastmale on May 18, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    This is shocking. Let us get this straight. All Warne did was demanded an explanation on why the playing square had been changed without intimation. And the BCCI makes it sound like he asked for a doctored pitch. This is character assasination. And all this forsome third-grade, sycophantic trash like Dixit. How sad that narcissistic politicians get cheap thrills by running down a living legend.

  • bala-chala on May 18, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    This is just a really really dirty mess right from the start when MI lost. And none of the people in this mess have come out with clean clothes.

  • on May 18, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    Come on Warne....This is IPl...U cant speak t truth like that in front of media.. All u can do is keep sulking about it and not be a man enough

    well said it is true BCCI just want to dominate the cricket world....... Warne is right.... he just cannot say that on the face of the BCCI they are the boss...... you know it and the world knows this......

  • on May 18, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    For BCCI it is about money nothing else........

  • on May 18, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    what the .... is this fine for him standing for this team or what just do not understand BCCI .... mumbai did not bat well/ who says that it is not sachins mistake he knows indian pitches much more than any one else he has played for 20 --- years/ well as far as dravid is concerned he is best overseas player indian has ever produced he has scored runs in most difficult situations that are there......... donot think why he is not the best sachin knows it as there is no one in the team that can play with that patience with which he has played and contributed to the Team India.... which indian can say that dravid is not a reliable player HE IS THE MR. WALL SAWED INDIAN TEAM FROM MANY DEFEATS ASK ANY ONE ABOUT IT. Dravid is player who deserves a spot in the team. what has the youngsters did in the tests other than just gambhir.. look at the averages of the Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly, and Laxman four of the best indian has produced in todays era

  • kriskingle on May 18, 2011, 18:02 GMT

    It was petty and cheap of the BCCI to decide to fine Warne. It might have been an independent committee, but everyone knows who pull the strings on that one. Another example of the BCCI's arrogance getting ahead of itself.

  • on May 18, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    just rubbish from bcci every team want a home pitch according to there attack and so did warne one of the best in the world.............

  • on May 18, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    @Bob Young, the gravest danger to the liberal discussion is a bunch of zealots driven by the sheer might of the numbers following a particular code of ideas. Anything else is a threat to the system. You can find these polemic people right across street, anywhere and everywhere. Beware, like Prophet Mohammed, like the Jesus Christ, like the Sathya Sai Baba, like Bhagwan Ram, is Sachin Tendulkar. Tushar here is one of his 'men'. This is the reason why, on the grand scale, religion has come into existence.

  • on May 18, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    "In addition, the Commission is cognisant of the contribution to the game of cricket in general, and to the Indian Premier League, which has been made by Mr. Warne."

    WHAT NONSENSE????? Are they aware that they are setting a precedent? Revealing them to be the first-timers they are. As ad hoc as the composition of the committee is. Ravi Shastri of all people. And we have to rely on him for "expert opinion" during the matches. More likely to be opinion than expert.

    About Dixit, he was always on secure footing, however bad the intentions he might have, however warped his loyalties might be.... Concluding, Dixit IS in the right. Ethically, maybe not. His conduct during the whole pitch issue has been abominable. The real question is WHAT Warne has been charged for.. is it the statements on twitter or the abuse hurled on the pitch...

  • on May 18, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Shane Warne is the legend of the game. No matter what, he is one the greatest cricketer in the world. I think we know only one side of the story. Why not Sanjay Dixit was reprimanded or fined?

  • Shankar on May 18, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    @Tushar, please read the comments carefully. Bob is not questioning Tendulkar's ability. He is only asking why people post comments about Sachin in an article that is about Warne (and nothing to do with Sachin)

  • bigwonder on May 18, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    @Bob, its the same boring stuff as whining Warne, arrogant punter, softy Clarke. We too all are tired of hearing about it. @sizyy, can you guys make up your mind on who really contributed to the Aus. WC win? Sometime you guys give all the credit to Punter, now its Shane while it was Gilly. For the rest of the world its a team effort.

  • nish_84 on May 18, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    @sidzy Who was man of match in WC 2011 Semi final???

  • Suresh123456 on May 18, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    @ raj_che.... dude as they say You should earn few things in life rather than taking as a gift.. or may be a beg... You also start begging .... some day u might get a cap for ur country..

  • bigdhonifan on May 18, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    Giving back time!!! Well done BCCI....

  • on May 18, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    @ raj_che , how on earth you are calling Sachin selfish?. Who was the highest run getter for India in the WC?. Whose career is getting spoiled just because Sachin is still playing?? I wonder, did you learn cricket yesterday. MR, you have to understand that quality or class will not get faded as you are getting old, if anybody is playing consistently, they will get a chance and nobody can stand in front of anyone's path. Have you heard about the legend WG Grace who has played first class cricket till at the age of 60?. See Sachin is opting out for many tournaments now, why can't the so called youngsters can grab those opportunities?. The only guy who is playing upto the mark is Virat Kohli.

    So please think twice before making any such crap comments.

  • sajeeshms on May 18, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    @Raj-che: It is not Sachin's mistake. If there is any player who can replace Sachin, they will definitely get a chance. He is in the team because he is scoring runs. If he doesn't score selectors will go for alternatives (as in the case of Dravid and Ganguly). Let the best players play. That doesn't mean they should be young.

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    @raj_che - there is a word called 'merit' in english... that word is precisely the reason why sachin still plays for India.. in fact, he is still among the best batsman in the contemporary cricket and going by merit, no cricketer in this country deserves to play for India more than Sachin does.. if age has to be the criteria, then there are loads of other cricketers like Chanderpaul, Ponting, Dravid, Kallis, Jayawardene etc. Moreover, these cricketers are not doing even half as good as Sachin, except Jayawardene @Sidzy - you need to go a little beyond the 'knockout' parameter to compare these two legends

  • Dhitik on May 18, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    and mr. Sanjay Dixit walks free after writing all the buffoon stuff.............gr8 one..:x

  • mrcricketlover on May 18, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    why do you cry foul on Sachin..he is one of the top scorer for India in the last few years..its all about scoring runs and every match is imp ...if Sachin doesnt score well in league matches India cant reach final and there is no point thinking about how many finals did Sachin win for India.....by the way youngsters will have to prove and get into team and as long as Sachin is scoring well he shouldn't retire. Many capable candidates are already in Indian team...

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    Sidzy, guess what -- it doesn't matter :-) , you are trying to line up a few things against sachin to support the greatest bowler in the whole world.. what does that prove :-) Rajendra Prasad was generous to even mention Sachin along the lines of Warne, only few people get to be compared with sachin, feel proud my boy... but whiile we are comparing dont make the mistake of thinking "what is he is better than sachin" :-)

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Well if ya really wanna knw, ask warne, he'll tell ya the night mares he had featuring Sachin during sajha, and had sachin been selfish he'd been playing in every match, u warne fans are just jealous cuz he has't got as much fame as Sachin. And the fact is he still plays for Rajasthan, that's in India nt in Australia. Look at the number of humiliating allegations Warne had in his career. And now compair it with Sachin, not even one. Warne lost his battle to the great Murlidharan, who out did him in fewer matches.warne is nt even in the list of leading wicket takers in the IPL. Sachin had the orange cap for 5 matches or so and still is in that list. At 38 sachin still makes it into the top 12 batsmen in both formats, What does warne do??? Enchants other mens' Wife?? With those huge piles of run to bury warne he also has 202 international wickets. Sachin was already piling runs while warne was learing the game. So Do i need to humiliate u warne fans more or are u satisfied?

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    @rajendra...no doubt that Sachin is a legend...but how can he come in a post regarding this..it's about shane warne and y is every thing has to be comprare with ST.

  • CrPassion on May 18, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    @raj_che,

    Why should Sachin retire? Your reasoning is to give other cricketers chance? Is this some sort of charity or donation where you give up your spot? Let other cricketers earn their spot...the way Sachin has played last two years...retiering or quitting should be the last thing we should be talking about. Let the legend play and enjoy because when he is gone cricket will miss him.

    Why shouldn't he be little selfish? But he never puts his own selfish feats over country's...over the last two years he has taken breaks from one day series and rested himself so why can't you see that.

    Leave the man alone.

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    Why is Dixit not fined for deliberately depriving RR of a win by changing the pitch?

  • harshacc on May 18, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    Warne blew his fuse coz the curator acted like a moron.Much ado about nothing.If any of the IPL teams have been punching above their weight its RR.Thee reason is Warne.However it has been unfortunate that the players who play out of their skins in RR fail to do so elsewhere.Add Modi and his accusations IPL secretary and the media stoked the flames

  • kavindra_Uniyal on May 18, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    @raj_che dont know why some people always jealous of Sachin.. if u cant understand that what he has done for indian cricket then u cant understand anyone contribution even your fathers contribution to you.

    & y you dont leave yor job.. we all know how many more unemployed person is here. y are you overstaying.. please leave your job. u have earned enough.

  • TATTUs on May 18, 2011, 13:06 GMT

    @sidzy

    look at some stats mate before you blabber ridiculous things...Look at Sachin vs Warne in knockout matches and you will get the answer. Remember Sharjah? Ohh! I know, you are a cricket fan since 2007 , right?

  • MeSL on May 18, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    Uhem, Sachin likeable? :P Haha, I go with you @Bob Young, I'm so bored seeing Indian likeables too. :P Only known for records and never retires giving the place to a young Indian.

  • on May 18, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    @Rajendra - I'm a big Tendulkar fan, but there was no need to talk about him in this context. Firstly, you shouldn't be making such shallow statements about legend Warne. Secondly, haters just hate.

  • Enots on May 18, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    Another feather in the egotistic, arrogant and brash cap of the BCCI... hope my comment passes the censor board

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    see sachin and warne both are legends we should respect both of them rather than campare

  • postandrail on May 18, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    The enquiry only found Warne guilty of breaking a clause in his contract. It didn't find he wasn't correct or not telling the truth! And unlike Sachin, Warne's a true leader who stands up for his team, regardless of the consequences.

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    Well my question to IPL and BCCI is why change the pitch after mumbai match..if we need sporting track..why not bouncy track..why flat tracks..

  • siddharth_r2001 on May 18, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    @sidzy - u seem to forget that sachin's knock of 85 (albeit, he got 4 lives) was critical to India beating Pakistan in the 2011 WC Semi-final. and the pressure that sachin plays under (expectations of 1 billion people) for every single match is far too huge compared to what warne may have even felt thru his ENTIRE CAREER. and u cannot compare an India-Pakistan Semi-final to semi-finals vs teams like West Indies and the chokers South Africa!!

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    @Bob Young: Well who are you a pommy or Mate. Whatever! you have to still live with the fact that he is still number one..The people like you and @sidzy or @raj_che wont understand cause you have never played professional cricket.

    There is something we call consistency..nobody turns great because he has finished matches..u will find rare instances of the same..You all need to have proper understanding of maths and logic..to which you are inept

  • Grim-Reaper on May 18, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    "In taking its decision the commission took into account Warne's apology to Dixit and his status as one of the all-time greats of the game"

    Surely an "all-time great" of the game should know better? Or is it one rule for an "all-time great", and one for everyone else?

    Presumably the same yardstick was applied to Ricky Ponting in the last Melbourne test, when he threw a 2 minute tantrum about a decision that didn't go his way, and got little more than a rap on the knuckles.

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:13 GMT

    Come on Warne....This is IPl...U cant speak t truth like that in front of media.. All u can do is keep sulking about it and not be a man enough.

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    The outburst from Warne shows he cared...sometimes it is ok to show passion and be angry....

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    @ Nagaraj. good Q. :D,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Rajeshj on May 18, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    @Rajendra: Another way to look at this is Warne needlessly meddled with Sachin's observations of the pitch between RR vs. MI match in which MI was smartly outplayed. Maybe Mr. Dixit or someone didn't like Warne's replies to Sachin and they ended up spoiling his party by not allowing him a pitch of his request for the two remaining matches... I don't think Sachin gets more likeable by this turn of events.. and a captain should get what he wants on home pitches.. I can only pity with Warne for having to undergo this for his open-minded comments...

  • sujivs007 on May 18, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    BCCI knows Warne is going to retire after this IPL, so there is no point giving him any ban, now they will get $ 50,000 also. the guy complained and BCCI both are happy. Nice way to make money BCCI

  • sidzy on May 18, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    how many knockout matches has sachin won india answer zero. & shane warne most membrable 3 2-WC semi finals & 1 WC final.

  • on May 18, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Yawn.. yawn.. yawn... No matter what the subject matter is.. Tendulkar will always feature somewhere in the posts... Give it a rest.. We all know how lily-white and perfect Tendulakar is... after all you keep telling often enough. So often in fact that it's all rather boring..

  • raj_che on May 18, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    But the so called legen Sachin Tendulkar never retires from Test or ODI citing personal feats. I do not know how many more cricketer's career is going to be spolit by this Selfish cricketer who has been overstaying for many years now.

  • on May 18, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Who will get the USD 50,000 ?

  • on May 18, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Look at the two legends, Sachin and Warne, and their contrasting ways. This makes Sachin much more likable.

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  • on May 18, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Look at the two legends, Sachin and Warne, and their contrasting ways. This makes Sachin much more likable.

  • on May 18, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Who will get the USD 50,000 ?

  • raj_che on May 18, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    But the so called legen Sachin Tendulkar never retires from Test or ODI citing personal feats. I do not know how many more cricketer's career is going to be spolit by this Selfish cricketer who has been overstaying for many years now.

  • on May 18, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Yawn.. yawn.. yawn... No matter what the subject matter is.. Tendulkar will always feature somewhere in the posts... Give it a rest.. We all know how lily-white and perfect Tendulakar is... after all you keep telling often enough. So often in fact that it's all rather boring..

  • sidzy on May 18, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    how many knockout matches has sachin won india answer zero. & shane warne most membrable 3 2-WC semi finals & 1 WC final.

  • sujivs007 on May 18, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    BCCI knows Warne is going to retire after this IPL, so there is no point giving him any ban, now they will get $ 50,000 also. the guy complained and BCCI both are happy. Nice way to make money BCCI

  • Rajeshj on May 18, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    @Rajendra: Another way to look at this is Warne needlessly meddled with Sachin's observations of the pitch between RR vs. MI match in which MI was smartly outplayed. Maybe Mr. Dixit or someone didn't like Warne's replies to Sachin and they ended up spoiling his party by not allowing him a pitch of his request for the two remaining matches... I don't think Sachin gets more likeable by this turn of events.. and a captain should get what he wants on home pitches.. I can only pity with Warne for having to undergo this for his open-minded comments...

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    @ Nagaraj. good Q. :D,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    The outburst from Warne shows he cared...sometimes it is ok to show passion and be angry....

  • on May 18, 2011, 12:13 GMT

    Come on Warne....This is IPl...U cant speak t truth like that in front of media.. All u can do is keep sulking about it and not be a man enough.