Steve Davies comes out

I like Steven Davies square drive. It’s part of the reason I call him Steve Dave. It’s a slashy uncontrollable shot that could go anywhere. Loose and risky.  He’d be better off playing it as a push or just trying to place it. For better or worse, he doesn’t, and there is something cool about that.

Now I also like that he has come out as gay. He didn’t have to, some players have hid their sexuality their whole life, and there is no reason to think Steve Dave couldn’t have done the same. Instead he’s come out, and not at the end of his career, but at 24, when his career has barely started.

I respect that.

Everyone plays it safe, and Davies had more to lose than most, so I can’t help but think this decision takes some special testicular reinforcement.

Perhaps because of people like Steve Dave one day people won’t have to come out, they’ll just roam around the world fucking whoever they want, like it should be.

I hope more cricketers follow his lead to square drive rashly and be who they are.

This is a good day for cricket.

Well played, Steve Dave.

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16 thoughts on “Steve Davies comes out

  1. Tybalt says:

    Well done that lad. Hope it helps him develop as a batsman and leader. We seem here in North America to be a long way from similar developments in team sports but hopefully things are moving faster than they appear to me.

  2. ospriet says:

    what an actual massive legend.

    the only other top level sportsman i can recall who’s come out is gareth thomas, the ex-welsh international rugby player.

    i hope he’s set a trend.

  3. Mike says:

    Yep, it takes, as you say, ‘special testicular reinforcement’. Cricket with balls, even.

  4. Howe Zat says:

    <3

  5. Rob Harris says:

    Possibly the best column you’ve ever written. And that’s saying something. A good day for cricket, indeed.

  6. yenjvoy says:

    Very brave and all that. Props and support etc etc, but can I make just one “Catcher or Pitcher” joke pleeeeease?

  7. me says:

    i don’t see what this has to do with cricket

  8. Wes ~PFCNFS~ says:

    Three reactions:

    Most people are hurrah.

    Some 12 year old CWB fans, who have not understood what CWB is about, are rolling around in their funny puns, hoping to get retweeted.

    And, ear-deafening silence.

    All three pretty much predictable.

  9. Phred says:

    Testicular Moment of the Week = Steve Dave

  10. Howe Zat says:

    Nah, Play of the Day.

    Testicular Moment of the week is still Ricky humping a TV to death.

  11. I have wrote few cents on this inspired by Uncle J. He is courageous man.

  12. warlock says:

    Good old Steve Davies, standing up and not being ashamed of how he uses his testiculars. Could this be another nail in homophobia’s coffin? We can only hope.

  13. Suprise says:

    I fully expect to see an indian (feather wearing type), a construction worker, leathered up biker dude, a cop or a GI play for The England in the next few years. As I see it they’re just opening up more areas for recruitment. Probably see a camp saffa biker dude or does Trott ride a bike?

  14. Matt says:

    A courageous bit if batsmanship by Steve Davies- the image at the top left hand corner of this blog suits him well

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