“Crackers” Keenan, rightly nicknamed, pawed at the ground, slobbering toward his ruck opponent.
Unsurprising really. Everyone knows the big fellas are crazy.
It is a truism – of sorts….
Mike Fitzpatrick, contemporary and “Rhodes Scholar”, debunked that stereotype.
Wicketkeepers are combative – Prior
Quicks are madmen – Merv
Middle order bats are laconic – M. Waugh
Without stooping to racist/sexist models, there remain plenty of “accepted” labels.
Some fit the category.
Others break the mould.