Friday, March 27, 2009

I could quit you, John

John Buchanan uvach:
Not just Sourav. Ponting, Gilchrist, Sachin, Laxman, Dravid - for them the onset of Twenty20 has perhaps come at the wrong time. They still can manage because of their sheer talent. But I'm quite clear in my thinking. Like Sourav, they are also nearing the end of their playing careers. The game needs a 'new dawn'. And the light will be provided by the numerous unnamed, uncapped players waiting for their chances.
You done, John? Good. Twenty20 has indeed come at the wrong time. Mainly, its come at the wrong time because just when I thought I was done with your pompous pontification, its thrown you a new lifeline. Now we have to listen to you droning on with your cockamie, half-assed, witless bullshit. Confucius say he who does not know that he does not know is a fool; avoid him. If only we could avoid you and the new dawn you are promising us. And if only you were clear in your thinking. Still, I'm clear in my mine. You're a bore.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

It has been a long time since I paid attention to what Buchanan says. He is always full of what I call corporate-speak. Shane Warne was the anti-Buchanan last year in the IPL (and he does not have much respect for his ways). Look at where the Royals ended up compared to the Knight Riders.

The Aussie teams' decline began when their big guns started to retire, not with Buchanan leaving. 'Nuff said.

1:19 AM  
Blogger cricketanalysisdotcom said...

Buchanan is horrible. A hint to him, in cricket, the coach can't actually do much to improve a squad. But they can make things a lot worse. The best coaches are the ones we never hear about. For example we rarely hear about Gary Kirsten, but look how well India has done since he took over.
As for Buchanan, first he comes up with the awful multiple captains idea, and now he's saying that the game has passed by some of his best players. He's just creating unnecessary controversy while doing nothing to improve his team at the same time. Of course, it's certainly possible that these comments are just intended to drum up more publicity about the KKR, in which case they are a little bit successful.

3:02 PM  

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