Friday, July 11, 2008

Symmo the LionHearted

Ok, so I don't know which genius at Cricinfo is responsible, but the photo selection for this article on Andrew Symonds' reluctance to tour Pakistan is just brilliant (its almost a Dukakis-with-helmet moment). See Symmo play at being fighter pilot; see Symmo get a chance to put the moolah where the facial orifice is; see Symmo decide he isn't such a stud after all. Dobbing in the opposition when they respond to your sledges is one thing; shoulder charging skinny streakers is another; refusing to tour with your country's team is yet another. I have news for Symmo: if Indians (you know, the ones whose armed forces have fought four wars with Pakistan) can go to Pakistan, you can. Tone down the Big Daddy bluster the next time you step on a field, Symmo. It doesn't quite mesh with the rest of the image you're trying to cultivate (and neither does the quote, "I don't mind the odd game of cricket for Australia"; neither would a lot of cricketers, knocking about in ovals all over Oz, I'm sure).

7 Comments:

Blogger Q said...

Hahaha.. that is just brilliant!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jrod said...

Firstly, as you well know, Ricky dobbed in that choir boy Bhaji, not roy.

But if you want to really bag him, how about the fact he is happy to travel to India for fat cash, even though bombs go off there, but not too pakistan for his country.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

JRod: But didn't Roy dob him in to Ricky? (or did he dob him into his fishing mate Haydos?) Thanks for the additional ammo!

Q: Whats brilliant, my post or the photo? :)

Cheers,
Samir

11:03 AM  
Blogger Q said...

The pic Sam :-)

2:45 AM  
Blogger Straight Point said...

will renaming champion trophy as 'Indian International Champions Trophy' will help...with a dash of a regular franchisee at sight near dressing room?

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Cricket Rules said...

That picture of Roy is too funny!

4:42 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Q: Damn, foiled!

SP: That would fix matters, I think.

CR: Poor Roy, if only he knew how that photo was going to get used.

9:06 AM  

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