"Remember what it was like to wear the shirt!": Do Harry Kane's comments also apply to Cricket pundits around the world?

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Gary Lineker, who is the lead anchor of the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2024, has caused a massive stir within the England camp after describing the team’s performance against Denmark as “s h i t” on the podcast The Rest is Football.

Harry Kane made the point in a presser about the fact that words from pundits, especially former players mean a lot to the squad members.

Is something that our TV experts can also learn/ponder upon?

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Harry Kane"

“What ex-players have to realise is that it is very hard not to listen to it now, especially for some players who are not used to it or who are new to the environment,”

“I always feel like they have a responsibility. I know they have got to be honest and give their opinion, but they also have a responsibility as an ex-England player that a lot of players looked up to. People do care about what they say, and people do listen to them.

“Everyone has got their opinion, but the bottom line is we have not won anything as a nation for a long, long time and a lot of these players were part of that as well, so they know how tough it is. It is not digging anyone out. It is just the reality that they know that it is tough to play in these major tournaments and tough to play for England.

“I would never disrespect any player. All I would say is remember what it is like to wear the shirt and that their words are listened to. You do hear it. We all want to win a major tournament. Being as helpful as they can and building the lads up with confidence would be a much better way of going about it.”
 
Ratings will decide what ex players say. This England football team is like the current Indian team. Best domestic league in the world but no trophies to show
 
Whilst I believe that NO ONE is above criticism, care should be taken by our pundits, many of whom were also young players once, to ensure that they don't shatter the confidence of our players.
 
Pak cricket team deserves all the heat. This is by far the worst ever team to represent Pak. You cant compare this with anything else!
 
This brings up an interesting point. Personally, I have always been fascinated by the vitriol that ex-players often spew. You can understand it from fans who are emotional by nature. But you would think that if there's anyone that would understand or empathize with the predicament that active players go through after a tough defeat, its ex-players who have been in that exact same position during their own playing days.

Especially when you consider the fact that none of our teams from previous eras were the second coming of the 2000s Australian side or the 1980s West Indian side.

The only explanation I can come up with is that either they deliberately do it to get attention, or they are just egocentric and reactive individuals that are incapable of introspection and the ability to think critically.
 
This brings up an interesting point. Personally, I have always been fascinated by the vitriol that ex-players often spew. You can understand it from fans who are emotional by nature. But you would think that if there's anyone that would understand or empathize with the predicament that active players go through after a tough defeat, its ex-players who have been in that exact same position during their own playing days.

Especially when you consider the fact that none of our teams from previous eras were the second coming of the 2000s Australian side or the 1980s West Indian side.

The only explanation I can come up with is that either they deliberately do it to get attention, or they are just egocentric and reactive individuals that are incapable of introspection and the ability to think critically.

How many Pakistani's can think critically?

Less than 0.00001%
 
Kane is soft. England are not winning this anyway.
This is probably why England have won sweet fa compared to the likes of Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France and Spain.

They seem very soft and get satisfied with mediocrity.

The kind of pressure and abuse that players in the Spanish speaking world and Brazil face is incredible
 
Any player that complains about media coverage is soft
You could say that sure. And I can understand being thick-skinned in sports to a great extent. If anything, I admire the American no nonsense approach to sports.

But at the same time I feel like we sometimes forget that players are people just like us. Have you not gone through failures and low-points in your personal and professional life? Imagine going through that and then having your failures and low-points talked about by any fool that managed to con his way on to a TV channel. And that fool then taking personal shots at you eventhough you've never met him a day in your life.

I get it. It's sports. You have to be thick-skinned to make it. That's fine. But there's also something called being a civilized member of society and treating other people with respect.
 
Even Tabraiz Shamsi talking about similar in his presser:
[Reporter:]

And you just you mentioned critics is that it sounds like it's something you've paid attention to, has it stung a little bit - the criticism.

[Tabraiz Shamsi:]

it's just a little bit ridiculous when it's ex-players - when they're on the field they did the same things now we're trying our best so what that's part of the game right we got to go out there and do our job. And as cricketers we know sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Whatever the guys speak about behind the scenes in our change room, that's all that matters. And look, you got to turn up and try your best the next day maybe I might go for 50 again in the next game maybe I might be man of the match again nobody knows.
 
Alan Shearer on this issue:

Shearer added: "It's important we never get personal. That's the most important thing.

"They were terrible and we have to say that. If England were brilliant we'd say they were brilliant, that's the way it is.

"As a player you always get the right of reply on the pitch. I have no problem what we said, I wouldn't take anything back we said.
 
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