Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bringing emo back

Australian cricket's own Sally Robbins has done it again.

That's right, Shaun Tait has again taken a page from ol Sal's book and made it known he's ready to come back to cricket now. He's all better.

Does anyone else find this a little bit too convenient? The chips are down so it's time to step out of the shadows and save the day. Someone's been watching The Dark Knight on loop, by the sound of it... and missed the ending.

Now, I'm all for giving second chances (except to Sally Robbins. She didn't deserve a second chance.).

And, taking the fella on face value, pleased to hear he has recovered.

And, God knows we need someone who's actually going to take some wickets.

But if he goes back into the side, he has to realise the pressure on him will be far more immense than the pressure that was on him when he buckled underneath it.

Is he up for it? Is he really?

Because I don't believe in going easy on elite sportspeople. If he's there, he gives his pound of flesh or gets dumped.

If he is picked again, but it all gets to be too much for him again, he will never play for Australia again.

And if he's the reason we lose any matches (remember the last Perth Test anyone? Or is it only me, seeing as I was there and have photos of the sunburn to prove it?) people will be a lot less forgiving, and he could forget sympathy.

Maybe he should wait for a bit, so it doesn't just look like he's trying to be a hero. Because then he will most certainly be a candidate for EPIC CRICKET FAILURE.

"I can't remember the last time I felt so happy."


Oomby Dave said...

Lets put a SMILE on that FACE-AH

Damith S. said...

Looked pretty good against the Blues though!

DreamDancer said...

Good to hear he thinks he's recovered but agree that the selectors should wait a bit. If he comes in, isn't ready and doesn't do as well as he expects he could fall apart again and not recover a second time.

The Aussies do need someone to start taking some wickets for not many runs though...

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Superb, lets get Tait over there ASAP. His record against India speaks for itself

21 overs, 1 maiden, 0/92

Mind you, that was at a "pace friendly" WACA, not sure if Delhi will be so friendly.

Good to know he's available though. yep.