More Cricketing Trivia
I have refrained from posting about the Perth Test, where both teams appear to be intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but I cannot resist pasting this extract from an article penned by Andrew Hughes in Cricinfo.
Talking about India’s selection for this match, he observes -
… experience leads me to suggest that the kind of team they will pick will be one that looks good on paper, sets off with purpose, gets within sniffing distance of the outskirts of victory, then wanders off to sit in a field making daisy chains before falling asleep under a bush.
While I’m here, how amusing that Sachin Tendulkar, usually known as “The Little Master”, is now being referred to in some Australian newspapers as “The Little Brat”, following his visible disbelief and subsequent hissy fit at his dismissal for lbw.
Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena gave him out, and the DRS system – which cannot be used officially because the Indians refuse to accept it – clearly demonstrated that the umpire was right.
The Saffers continue to defeat Sri Lanka, I see, but only with 8 balls to spare in the latest ODI. Officially they won by five wickets, but squeaking in by the skin of their teeth sounds more appropriate to me.