After a test that good, you can get tired.
You are tired from living through the last moments of it, and then you get further drained by the conversations after it.
Especially from those people who have never mentioned cricket in 7 years, but suddenly pretend to be as obsessed as you are because they happened to catch the last ten minutes of the match, or heard a radio presenter sound enthused.
If you are sick of dealing with these people, you can say any of the below clichés and walk away leaving them with something profound to think about.
That was for those who say test cricket is dead. Ha, ha.
Cricket is the big winner.
In a test like that it’s a shame that there has to be a loser.
Both teams can hold their heads high after this brilliant advert for test cricket.
A true contest between bat and ball.
This will bring the crowds back to test cricket.
This test has saved test cricket.
It doesn’t matter who wins, it’s just great to have a match that close.
Who cares about T20 today?
If ever anyone doubted Test cricket’s ability to capture the hearts and minds of the people, they won’t after today.
One wicket wins were better in my day.
Thanks to those on twitter who clichéd me up.