Archive for January, 2008

Michael Clarke

Monday, January 7th, 2008

You won this test match for us Pup, but you didn’t win any admirers.

Grassing a catch but appealing for it anyway, and standing your ground when it was the most obvious nick in the history of batting dismissals does not show you in good light for a future captaincy role. Your time out of the game was supposed to bring you back a more mature player. Instead, you seem to have come back a harder, dirtier player. The two are not one and the same.

I don’t need you to walk like Gilly does; but to stand there when it’s clear to all that you’ve nicked it- in comparison to Andrew Symonds’ missed dismissal, where it wasn’t clear at all (and he had every right to therefore stay) - is just beyond bad sportsmanship.

Enjoy the headlines proclaiming you as our saviour- they hide the more unsavoury truth.