previously at the G

Australia

Were 10 Peter Siddle’s short of a cricket team.

England

Batted like the word declaration had never been invented.  Hopefully that word has been by tomorrow.

Are the ashes won?

Sure, why not.

Play of the day

Anything Ricky Ponting did.  Everything Ricky Ponting did.  He was just on fire, bowling Clarke and his dodgy back while Smith and Watson watched on, his chats with umpires and batsmen, his slow cool walk in for a run out that wasn’t to be.  And just being Ricky Ponting.

Testicular moment of the day

Ranjan Madugalle’s effort to give Ponting a 40% fine for stopping the game for let’s say 5 minutes, while he complained about a 3rd umpire decision that he thought he saw better from the centre of the MCG than one of the world’s best umpires sitting right in front of a screen.  Why even fine him, why not just apologise to him for the whole situation.  Make Erasmus come in and grovel before him.  Give him more money. Find him a good bar.  Go out on the bay, catch some fish, scale them, cook them in a garlic and lemon sauce, put them on a naked woman and have them delivered to his room.

Working class moment of the day

Trott plays off his pads well.

Weird factoid of the day

Jonathan Trott is the best invisible batsmen of all time.

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7 thoughts on “previously at the G

  1. Thats the best description I’ve heard about Trott.

    He is invisable, we don’t notice him, the commentators don’t notice him, the crowd don’t notice him (what crowd?), he’s just there hiding in his trench.

    I don’t think Trott notices much himself either, apparently he didn’t see what happened with Ponting and I see he didn’t know what was happening with Prior when he got called back. Trott was just leaning on his bat looking the other way in his own little OCD world.

    Simon Hughes of the Daily Telegraph parish called him England’s most consistent No.3 ever, (just a touch premature after only 17 odd test matches), but he certainly is making a case for himself.

  2. Rishabh says:

    Australia should’ve built their strategy around bowling on Trott’s pads, it’s something they do very well.

  3. jogesh99 says:

    “Its not in our culture” Madagulle does it again. But whyever din’t he ban Rauf for starting it?

  4. Ram5160 says:

    “He apologised for his action and stated that he has nothing but respect for the umpires and his on-field actions were not intended to show disrespect to Aleem Dar or Tony Hill.”
    If Ponting actually said that, my name is Philip Hughes.

  5. Matt says:

    He probably did say it, but comes across pretty disingenuous. Reckon it would have played better if he had acknowledged that his actions clearly did disrespect the umpires and that he unreservedly apologized for his lapse of judgement and decorum. I reckon then that the willing suspension of disbelief union wouldn’t have been so outraged at his abhorrent clumsiness and may have even stumped up the readies to cover his fine.

  6. Naresh says:

    I agree with you 1000% (more than haydos ever agreed with Punter) that Madugalle should grovel in front of The Great Judge.

  7. golandaaz says:

    I hear that Sunil Gavaskar is more livid with RM than with RP

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