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Let bygones be bygones

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OPINION: The supposedly shaky running between the wickets of Black Caps Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson incited social media reactionaries to revive almost-forgotten ills.

So many seem to harbour old grudges forever in the dark side of their crania.

As with the Crusaders' commoners who booed Quade Cooper when he entered the losing fray for the Rebels in Christchurch on Saturday night. Their juvenile taunting has endured for almost a decade.

To my shame, I trolled through online comments on the cricket issue to see where it was going. For a start, the headline, "Brendon McCullum slams Black Caps pair" was incendiary. McCullum was earning commentary dollars at the World Cup match against Bangladesh and one observer branded him as cricket's version of Justin Marshall, heaven forbid.

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After mix-ups between Taylor and Williamson, McCullum spoke of their "terrible" running, even if light-heartedly.

Without those two terribles over the years,........

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