Monday, April 16, 2007

Fan Mail: An Open Letter to Ranjit Fernando

Folks, I reproduce here an email I received. Appreciate the mail, RL.

I cannot agree more with some of the comments made by so many people. I firmly believe that Ranjit Fernando has been offered Permanent Residency Status by the Aussies & the English cos his comments are so anti Sri Lankan specially when our boys are at play. he is not only the worst commentator that is in the business, he is so supportive towards the Opposition. but did you Guys notice something very Unique. he is very supportive towards the other side when they are of the so called "Master Race" ( when the opposition is White) when we play Bangladesh he is not so Bad. so it ts clear that he is either dreaming of getting the Citizenship of one these white playing nations or he's already bagged the PR status.

One might get the feeling that Ranjit is either British or Ausssie by birth. One might also think that all Sri Lankan's are of the same Mould as RF....or perhaps One could observe that Ranjit has no Cricketing Sense as he keeps repeating the words of his fellow commentator each time he is close to the Microphone......or wait....this is the best one.....

ONE MIGHT FEEL ( ACTUALLY LET ME REPHRASE THAT ) MILLIONS OF SL VIEWERS might FEEL THAT RF SHOULD GO OFF ON AIR COS HE IS NOT ONLY AN EMBARASSMENT TO BE REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY WHEN PEOPLE LIKE SANGAKKARA & MADUGALLE SHINES IN THE ICC CIRCUIT, HE CONTINUES TO DEVALUE OUR PLAYERS EFFORTS ( specially when they are upagainst white opposition ) AND PUT ON HIS CORNY ACCENT TO STATE THE BLEEDING OBVIOUS THAT MY 8 YEAR OLD SON CAN UNDERSTAND.

so in conclusion..........CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME LIKE I AM A 2 YEAR OLD......WHAT ON GOD'S EARTH OUR AUTHORITIES DOING BY SENDING A JACK ASS M.....F..... LIKE RANJIT TO EXPRESS HIS 2 CENTS WORTH TO MILLIONS OF VIEWERS WHO UNDERSTAND VERY WELL THE BASIC'S OF CRICKET.

RANJIT....IF YOU EVER GET TO READ THIS....i actually hate to criticize people because at the end of the day we are all Human and i probably have more weeknesses in me than anybody else. but you are a disgrace to SL. whether you doing this on purpose ( with a Ulterior Mortive - hoping to get a PR status or some shit like that ) is anybody's guess. but if you are not and this is as good as you can get....then please be a MAN enough to step down and let someone with above average Intelligence & a Good Cricketing sense ( and obviously someone with a Love for our Country ) take over. or else ONE MIGHT GET THE FEELING that enough is enough and some shit can happen to you..you know......like "Manual Strangulation while on Air" . one of your fellow commentators might even do the Honors.

GET A LIFE RANJIT...AND GET IT FAST.....COS YOU SUCK !!!!!!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldnt agree with you more mate although I dont think RF is after PR but just a run of the mill while butt licker and also can the blog admin confirm or deny if the person posting as Ranjit Fernando, is actually the idiot in question

Anonymous said...

Couldnt agree with you more mate although I dont think RF is after PR but just a run of the mill while butt licker and also can the blog admin confirm or deny if the person posting as Ranjit Fernando, is actually the idiot in question

Ram Pranavan said...

I totally agree. RF is a disgrace to both Sri Lankans and Cricket Commentators.

Anonymous said...

It's a pity that untested and useless old timers like Ranjith Fernando who has played ont THREE ODI's seem to portary themselves as the voice of cricket for Sri Lanka! The other guy who rivals him is Bryan Thomas, who has not played for SL, now that's another story... anyway, what can we, as cricket fans and SL citizens do to actively stop this rubbish of the likes of RF? How about a chain e-mail protest to Sri Lanka Cricket?

I do agree that he is a disgrace.

The fellow is a joke. And has become the laughingstock among other commentators who seem to talk sense rather than this buffoon who can be bamboozled by any other guy with a mike.

What a pity that Tony Greig has been silenced.

Maybe we should promote Ranjith Seeya to head the Cricket Morons Association in a white man's country?

Anonymous said...

I think Ranjith Fernando and BC Cooray ( cricket umpire) must be from the same school of Sri Lankan cricket. BC Cooray was a joke in umpiring and Ranjith a joke to comentating!!! Ranjith is to comentating what BC was for umpiring... Both shit at their respective specialities!!!!

MalVIcious said...

Why would you blame our authorities. They've got nothing to do with Ranjit being a commentator. As much as I dislike RF, I think it'd be naive to think that he's simply being the way he is in order to get British/Aus residency or whatever. The man is a self hating kalu sudda, otherwise known as a house n*****. He probably feels inferior to these whites, that's why he feels the need to suck up to them. He would never dare confront them because he's too scared of offending them. He's only played for Sri Lanka in 3 matches, and that before most of us were even born, so he doesn't really have the patriotism or the spirit of solidarity that you'd expect from a Sri Lankan cricketer.

Anonymous said...

what I can't really understand is what's your point you are trying to make via this blog? To prove that Ranjith sucks? Well...You are wasting your time mate...Everyone knows he sucks in big time...But there are more serious issues that you can discuss in your blog rather than trying to prove something that we already know...Geez!

Anonymous said...

the guy who left the message above must be a relative or ranjit himself...really appreciate your work - coz millions think what is expressed here

Anonymous said...

Gheez...this blog is soo cool! I'm thrilled to know so many people hate the bugger!
Seriously, we should do something useful with this club, like a petition to kick him out!

Anonymous said...

hmm...there was this incidence, sorry can't remember details of when and which team was playing (one was SL), but it was in the papers as well.

During an ODI match in SL, RF and Tony Greig were doing commentries, and the tv network put in a few pictures of Sigiriya and the beauties of SL during the drink breaks. Tony Greig invited RF to say a word or two about those pictures..at the other end there was a long silence.........and finally Tony Greig took up his mic to explain about the heritage of Sri Lanka!!!!!

Anonymous said...

U know what I think guys? That jack-ass RF is in the wrong field. I bet his wife who owns Ramani Salon can do a much better job than her husband. So I think it's time RF call it quits and start working in the salon while his wife takes on the commentries.

SW said...

Common folks he is doing a job that 99% of us can’t do. He may be wrong in some instances, we may not agree with what he says sometimes, but he managed to land on that job. Yes, you can hate him, and burn some of your own energy hating his commentaries, but unless there is a better choice that networks can recruit he will be doing that job. Just live with it, if you don’t like it put down the volume. When you start hating him, it’s painful for you to enjoy the game, right now Sri Lankan team is playing well, so enjoy the game. I remember what people said about Arvinda’s commentaries when he appeared in England /Sri Lanka series. It was the same thing; he was considered as monotones and boring. Now Arjuna is also subjected to it. Commenting is not pre prepared work; there is no script to read, you say what you see and what you know about the subject, so they can make mistakes. Why can’t we be bit more constructive? May be write a blog about things that you would want him to consider in his commentaries, may be he will listen. FOLKS ENJOY YOUR CRICKET !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SW:
It's sad to note that there are losers like you who are willing to accept and put up with any crap. Surely, you must be uninitiated guy stuck on a dead-end job with no end in sight.

While going live on TV may not be easy, if you accept the job you are expected to perform.

Sri Lanka would still be under British rule, we may never have gotten ICC test status and Murali may have been banned if there were more guys like you. Learn to stand up and voice your opinion.

Anonymous said...

I can put up with the monotonous, repetitive, unimaginative commentary that RF is famous for. But what I hate about him is the fact that he cannot stand up for our own people against the Aussie or English counterparts. Listen to Michael Holding. No Aussie commentator would dare cross his path. Last time the windies toured down under, MH kept an on going count of the number of poor decisions against the windies. Would love to see the day when RF openly questions a poor decision against an SL batsman.. ONE can only dream!

Anonymous said...

It is true that Sri Lanka doesn't have world class commentators. But that doesn't mean we have to put up with Ranjith's crap. He is just plain annoying. He is repetitive and says nothing intelligent that we don't already know by watching the game unlike the other commentators. I am willing to wait till Sangakkara retires from the game to hear a good commentator. But please, take RF off the air for good.

Anonymous said...

how about a blog saying mahinda rajapakse sucks at being president..he's more than just annoying..surely?

Anonymous said...

Since there is a comparison of Ranjith F. to B. C. Cooray, the umpire, one is reminded of the day of infamy in March 2000 when Sri Lanka played England at the Asgiriya Intrnational Stadium.

One may recall how RF in the commentary box endorsed the blatantly wrong decision that umpire Cooray gave against Sanath Jayasurya in the 2nd innings of that Test. Graham Thorpe's appeal for a catch when actually the ball was caught off the rebound was upheld by Cooray. The English commentators (Botham & Co) defended the decision & criticised Sanath for his angry reaction on his way back to the pavillion. RF as usual remained non-commital and through his silence endorsed the poor umpiring. He did not have the courage to point out that Thorpe had brought the game into disrepute by his act of cheating!

Anonymous said...

It took 17 years to 17 anonymous to put a blog like this. Go and do a good job will you....Jeez

Anonymous said...

" i think everyone should be proud of the fact that there is atleast one Sri Lankan commentator. criticise if you must, but stop being nasty"

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything to be proud of. It's not like Ranjit "earned" his place. He's just a token guy. Ranjan Madugalle is someone to be proud of for his achievements.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous No. 18,
You cannot even count. What a moron!!.
It was just 7 years ago that this incident took place. There are analysts of the game who have longer memories than you do. There were plenty of letters to the newspapers about RF's reaction to the incident and one is reminded of how B. C. Cooray had to be escorted out of the gounds by a police guard at the end of the day's play.

Undoubtedly your are one of the minuscule minority of RF's apologists who find it hard to stomach the record of someone who is hopelessly miscast as a cricket commentator.

By the way, I do a very rewarding job. Being forced to listen to RF's "echo" during my pastime is what really bothers me.

Prem Dandeniya said...

Ranjith Fernando is called "Mr. Has Been" as he 'has been' using this since his early days as a commentator. I think he 'has been' in the Com Box for more than enough. Time has come. Step down.

Anonymous said...

Oh no we have ti listen to him again

moleman said...

u retards are all full of it....y the hell do u bag the only international commentator we have? do u want arujuna or aravinda back up there???ranjith may talk bull shit but iv allways relied upon him expressing the view of the sri lankan fan's prospective more often than not..in the past when ever we are 5/6 wickets down and out and a guy with an average of 20-30 comes to bat we can allways rely on ranjith to express the same view of hope that us srilankans have even tho we all know we are gonna lose.yes ofcourse hes doesnt talk with an ais students accent, ofcourse he keeps on repeating the same phrases..who freaking cares? atleast u can have a laugh at the end of the day. when i say all u ppl are full of shit is because the true fact is u don't realy think he supports the suddhas but u hope and wish he would talk and be more like a suddha.just as all u ppl are trying and dreaming to be. thats the only way to satisfy all u godda suddhas..shame on all of u for going against your very own..and just to say he wants to bag the pr or citizenship is the most idiotic and lamest thing iv ever heard...

Anonymous said...

I say moleman, you must be one of those who lick "washerman" RF's arse.

All we want is a competent commentator to represent Sri Lanka.
You get it?