Twist in the Tail

The Underdog

August 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
Twist in the Tail
The Underdog
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Twist in the Tail
The Underdog
Aug 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
Shourov, Brian and Abhik
Reminiscing about Sri Lanka's famous 1996 World Cup victory leads to a discussion on the morality and psychology of supporting the underdog.
Show Notes

Australia and Sri Lanka followed up a fiery Aussie summer with a classic clash in the final of the 1996 World Cup at Lahore, Pakistan. After umpiring controversies and boycotts, the bad blood between the teams gave the game a particular tension. The siege mentality of the Sri Lankan team worked in their favour as they pulled off a spectacular victory against Taylor's Australians (a spectactor experience scarred only by Tony Greig's slightly sexual commentary). A victory for the underdog, but do all underdogs deserve our support? Shourov leads a discussion into the morality and psychology of going for the little guy.   

Today's game - World Cup Final, Lahore, March 17th 1996



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