If Graeme Smith blames the pitch for Mitchell Johnson’s success, why did he elect to bowl first on a wicket that was going to deteriorate?
- I suspect the Australian selectors are hoping that Watto is unfit for the next test. Otherwise they have a selection headache
- Shaun Marsh would feel aggrieved to get nearly 200 runs and not win Man of the Match
- Dave Warner must stop jumping into the air and kissing his helmet upon getting a century. Why? Because its straight out of the Michael Slater play book
Subjective sports are always in the sights at Middle Australia. We put up with them because in the real Olympics there is a fairly low number of them. However in the Ole-Lympics there are a greater proportion of them and it seems even in objective pursuits there now needs to be a form criteria. Let’s face it: we can tell who is the fastest runner, the highest jumper, the farthest thrower. We can’t be sure who is the best looking whilst performing and it never used to matter. In the ski-jump there is a style component. Not sure it matters as the aim is to jump as far as one can, not be pretty in doing it. There are enough champions who haven’t had a pretty style who have been Gold medallists. If aesthetics were the criteria then Federer would be given the win over Nadal even time regardless of the result.
With luck playing such a part in these pursuits, form being only a guide, and having to look pretty whilst performing to win, it’s hard to be dismissive of their leisure pursuits.