First class cricket is pretty cool.
It is way better than manga or trip hop.
But it isn’t for everyone.
Dirk Nannes has stated to this very website that his favourite form of cricket is 2020.
To most people that is sacrilegious.
Dirk is not most people.
As far as cricketers go he is the Kakihara of the modern game, cool, unusual and must watch.
He does things differently, is different and goes about life in his own way.
So when he says he is quitting first class cricket on the eve of a second straight shield final, you shouldn’t be surprised.
Dirk’s record in first class cricket is pretty good, an average of 25. So it isn’t like he is shit at it.
However, this year he has played one game of first class cricket.
In his short time he has never played a full season.
I’m not even sure he could make it through more than 3 full games in a row anymore.
And why would he put his body through this?
There is more chance of you walking in on Sarah Palin naked then Dirk playing test cricket, so why would he put himself through it?
As a Victorian fan I am disappointed, but if it means he will continue to play cricket at the top level for Australia, Delhi, Notts and Victoria I can’t really complain too much.
He will still remain the 2020 bone crusher, and that is what he does best.