25 November 2010

Odd Bits and Bobs - Ashes related

A couple of things I've noticed in the last week or so.

1) Ian Chappell talks a lot of rubbish - one example being how disappointed he was in Steven Smith bowling in a long sleeve sweater in the Australia A game in windy Hobart. Is that a crime?

2) That moustache suits Ben Hilfenhaus. Looks like a modern Dennis Lillee. Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen, on the other hand...

1 comment:

Ed said...

Yes, I've lost respect for Chappell over recent years, primarily when he tried to talk Tendulkar into retiring very publicly. I'm not sure to this day if he really thought that (in that case recent events have shown him to be very very wrong - perhaps he's disgruntled about the end to his career where he went out with a bit of a wimper averaging 31 over his last 10 innings), or if he was trying to raise his profile in India because he is scraping around for more cash.

Either way, not someone who I can respect, despite his obvious skill in playing the game (and captaining) at international level.