not cricket

I happened to see live the cowardly NZ dismissal of Muttaih Muralitharan, who was run out after he turned to celebrate his fellow batter’s century. The game may have pivoted on this run-out. Our cricketers should be ashamed – this is under-arm bowling stuff and is, of course, just not cricket.

I put this up there with the divisive “Loyal” America’s cup promotion, the designers taking control of the America’s Cup campaign itself, and the sell-out of the All Blacks at the beginning of the professional era. The All Blacks have got back to rugby, the sailors to sailing – perhaps the cricketers could remember what it is they are doing.

Published by Lance Wiggs