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Nannes D-irks Victorian Bushrangers

Nannes will now turn out for the Delhi Daredevils and open the bowling against his Victorian teammates next week. What a disaster. How could this happen? Why is it allowed? Deepika Sharma reports.

cricket Updated: Oct 08, 2009 14:52 IST
Deepika Sharma

Nannes will now turn out for the Delhi Daredevils and open the bowling against his Victorian teammates next week. What a disaster. How could this happen? Why is it allowed? All these questions have been posed by his Victorian teammates over recent weeks and many of them are seething about it. Victoria’s best chance of winning is with Nannes on board as opposed to hurling thunderbolts at them.

— Darren Berry, former assistant coach, Victoria Bushrangers, in an article for The Age on Sunday.

This has made Australian Dirk Nannes, better known to us as Delhi Daredevils’ pace spearhead, extremely unhappy. The Delhi outfit paid Victoria a compensation of $227,000 (approx Rs 10.7 lakhs) for Nannes to turnout for them in the upcoming Champions League.

But this has not gone done well with either his Victoria mates (according to Berry) or Nannes. Speaking to the Hindustan Times on Tuesday, Nannes expressed his displeasure on the comments made by his former coach.

“I don’t think it’s fair. Situations would have changed in future. I am playing for Delhi on contractual basis and I don’t think anyone needs to feel the way they are,” said Nannes, who is Victoria’s best T20 bowler.

Meanwhile, the Bushrangers players have decided to stay quiet on the issue.

“We have settled everything for now and we are looking forward to the matches,” said a senior player who did not want to be named.

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