And so it begins.
The third test starts today in Perth, my home city. And I'm stuck at work while my brother is going to the game, the lucky shit.
The Indians have dropped the verbal abuse charges against Brad Hogg. They're such a mature bunch, those Indians. But anyway, I wonder why they've dropped the charges. Did they wake up to themselves? Was it purely a gesture of goodwill because they were behaving like spoilt petulant brats after they lost the second test? I wonder if they expect Australia to do the same... drop the charges I mean.
Now that the whole thing is dying down a bit (for the time being at least) the one thing that stands out to me is how many people think that Andrew Symonds shouldn't have complained. Why is it acceptable for racism to occur in cricket?
Anyway. It was a clever move to schedule the appeal for after the series. Singh gets to play, Symonds' complaint is upheld.
And local lad Chris Rogers is in the side for Matty Hayden. His test debut and all! Fingers crossed it goes well for him. And if it doesn't, well, the Warriors can have him back. And at least he'll have a nice hat as a keepsake of The Opportunity That He Shot Himself In The Foot With.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Be nice, children
- Shauny does a Sally
- History of the Ashes
- Gilly's going
- Ohh, we're halfway there...
- Out for 153
- Ranking the evil opponents
- England, England
- Steve Waugh speaks, Australia stops and listens.
- Move over, Keats
- The Windies lose to South Africa
- India sure showed Australia
- The third test
- Not walking is not cheating. And the rest.
- Indian cricketers keen to be labelled hypocrites
- Kumble's claws are out
- K Rudd likes cricket
- Roy the Destroyer
- ▼ January (19)