In his new book, i don’t know what it is called, Michael Vaughan writes about how Jonathan Trott celebrated with the South African team after they beat the English.
Actually he says that he saw Trott pat South African players on the back.
Up until ’97 that was a hanging offence in England.
You would think with a top order made from mostly South Africans this sort of stuff wouldn’t have drifted away.
Vaughan goes on to say,
“I suppose you might wish Trott was a bit more English, but after such a brilliant debut it appeared we had found another high-quality batsman.”
The question vaughan doesn’t seem to ask is that if Trott was more English would have had looked so good on debut.
For all Vaughan knows Trott could have been just slapping some ex team mates on the back for their deserved win.
Would people question Ravi Bopara’s Englishness if after India won a match he patted some guys he knew from the IPL on the back.
Trott isn’t about to transfer back to South Africa.
He might not be fighting for his country, but like Nash, Elliott and others, he looks like he will fight like hell to stay in International cricket. There are blokes who are born in England who don’t seem to fight that hard, maybe they are commies?
Even the daily telegraph are not so sure about Trott, look at their Freudian slip when typing out Trott’s rebuttal.
“My commitment to England is 10o per cent. I’ve spent seven years working hard to be able to wear the Three Lions and in that time my allegiance has never wavered.”
Perhaps Douggie Bollinger can help Trott with his “Teno” percent commitment.
What Trott should be doing is going around and slagging off all the South African boys like KP did, that is how you show your true Britishness.