Monday, November 03, 2008

How very interesting

I should start handing out awards for the Prizewinning Missive from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious. I've got a good candidate here. Step forward, Brett Lee. For this little gem:
We'll try and experiment with new things," Lee said. "What we've done in the first two Tests probably hasn't worked. If you're being critical about not taking wickets, we haven't achieved that goal. In the last Test we tried new things and watched what India did. Sometimes they bowled short stuff, then put the ball up and tried to get the nick or lbw.
Fancy that. Fast bowlers pitch it short, and then up to get the nick or LBW. That is a radical, bizarre, out-of-left-field secret tactic. Who would ever have thought? Unbelievable. Next thing you know, Lee will be telling us the Indian batsmen are making lots of runs because you know "they wait for the bad ones, and just block out the good ones". Man, that's radical.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Sunny said...

This is right up there with english coach wondering whether they were playing for money or country. Well, you play to win. That should be obvious.

Also Brett Lee's thinking conveys the muddled logic in the Australian camp. They have taken lesser wickets every passing test, but somehow the performance has "improved". The best one was Ponting being all precious. Apparently, Johnson is not a wanker...he just didn't like Laxman's comments in the media and decided to lash out on the field. The irony of that beggars belief.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Homer said...

Samir,

Havent you heard... Its called "New Age" Cricket!

Cheers,

12:15 AM  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

New age New age... old gimmicks in a new avataar.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Sunny: Sports interviews are always full of cliches. And stating the obvious - pointing it out is silly on my part but its still fun sometimes! And Ponting loves running his mouth to the press.

Homer: Very new age - so new its over my head.

Scorpicity: The rest of the tactics are old hat. Verbals via the press, starting scraps and then complaining, it goes on.

4:17 PM  

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