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Is Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella Still ‘Thanking God’, Non-Stop, For His Current Form?

by Anura Guruge


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Another example. Note hand is higher. Closer to grill.


Haven’t had a chance to see his over-the-top, near-obnoxious constant crossing of himself of late since he hasn’t been at the crease for long. Just 2-balls in the first T20I against South Africa yesterday. I have always said he should be consistent. He should thank God even when he is out — cheaply. He can’t have it both ways. If he is stupid enough to believe that God helps him score runs, then he also has to accept that God must want him gone when he gets out and has to start walking back.

He was even dropped from the side. He must have been beside himself. I can just see him. On his knees praying.

Poor guy. If he wasn’t so obnoxious he could be quite a decent bugger.


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Sri Lanka’s Constantly ‘Thanking God’ Niroshan Dickwella Is Run Out — Did God Forsake Him!

by Anura Guruge


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Another example. Note hand is higher. Closer to grill.


The 1st innings run out. June 8, 2018. From YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=p-ZtuDHnhsY


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Yes, of course, a lot of cricketers from various countries seek divine help especially when they are batting — and give ‘thanks’ — with eyes pointing up — when they reach a meaningful milestone.

Sri Lanka’s obviously Christian Niroshan Dickwella (from Sri Lanka’s 10% Christian minority) has taken this to ridiculous extremes.

When he is batting he is INCESSANTLY ‘crossing’ himself. Yes, some players do that once when they first come in … Not, Dickwella. He is crossing himself every few minutes. He kind of gets distracting and obnoxious.

But, we cricketers are a superstitious lot and I will indulge Dickwella in his giving thanks to God — so blatantly and constantly.

What puzzles me is how he reconciles his faith and trust in God when he gets out — especially this run out, on Day 3 (June 8, 2018) of the 1st Test against the Windies. It was pretty stupid. He was strolling oblivious that Braithwaite was going to take a shy at the stumps. Now God could have saved him. But, God forsook him! What does he do then? You don’t see him crossing himself when he gets out (or drops a catch).

That is my dilema. How does he rationalize his failures?

He also got suspended by the ICC for two ODI matches. God didn’t bail him out. But, he seems to ignore these let downs. Strange. Very strange.


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Always Strikes Me As Strange That Popes Can’t Protect Italy From Earthquakes.

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From “usatoday.com”. Google for more. Breaking news — today.


The OFFICIAL Titles Held By Pope Francis.

One of them is ‘Vicar of Jesus Christ’.

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Vicar, in this context means, ‘Representative’ (or ‘Deputy’).

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The list of Earthquakes in Italy since 2000 — from Wikipedia.

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To I, it just seems strange — incongruous.

All this praying, Masses and whatever.

Why can’t they keep Earthquakes away from ‘home’.

Shouldn’t God be using them to RATTLE the heathens rather than hurt the poor, long-suffering Italian Catholics?
(And yes, of course, I have not forgotten Japan, China, Nepal and Turkey.)

Just wondering. Just asking.

I wish I had the answer.


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