I'm a great fan of cricket but I'm not a great fan of the Aussies. I do like the way they play attacking cricket but I do not like there approach to the game. Cricket is supposed to be a gentleman's game and I'm sure that sledging is not a part of it. I hate the way the Australians try to intimidate the oppositions by sledging. Why not show your authority with the bat and ball rather than using dirty tricks.
Having said that I very much appreciate the way the Australians make sporting decelerations. This (The current match been played against South Africa) is not the first time they have done it either. Both Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor used to do it as well. sporting decelerations makes the match much more interesting and Mahela please take note of that. Sri Lankas declaration today against Bangladesh (setting them a target of 624) was a mere joke. Its true that today was just the fourth day of the test but why do you need to set Bangladesh such a big target? This is something that Mahela should learn from Ponting.
This is not just a problem with Mahela, we see this same problem with other asian cricketing nations too. Asian nations (cricketing) do not want to give anything away, they do not want to take the risk of loosing the odd match in favour of winning a bunch. That is the very reason as to why sub-continent matches end up been drawn more often.