Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The world has gone mad. Officially. No, NWG has not just been to see Alice in Wonderland or taking advice from ex-Welsh rugby players sucking pennies (oh come on, really?). She's talking about England's performance in their warm up game.
Things that are normal:
KP failing to score runs.
Trott scoring runs.
Bell getting out before making a half century.
They never show the warm-up games on TV.
Things that are not normal:
Plunkett actually playing a game, he's bowling and everything.
Flintoff being a captain on the new sports quiz show.
Cook bowling. Yes, that's right. This is what happens when you become captain. You think you are suddenly the greatest cricketer in the world. You are not invincible. You cannot bowl, as evidenced by your bowling figures.
No. That is not a typing error. He bowled five overs for 111 runs.
Now NWG is no genius, but even she can figure out that those are bad numbers. And even NWG can figure out that for someone who never bowls (NEVER), to start now is just not sensible. Cook would have been better off asking the umpires to bowl. Or England's mascot. Or the massive insects that you can see whizzing about.
May this be a lesson to him for the future. That's all that NWG can ask.