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    November 28, 2005

    The one-fingered salute

    While the latest controversy to hit Indian cricket alleged that coach Greg Chappell stuck out his middle finger to a horde of jeering and baying 'Hooghligans' (surely that is the word to use for Calcuttans who cheered Dravid's dismissal), Mark Waugh will not really get into that sort of trouble.

    He has so far displayed a propensity to gracefully put his foot in his mouth. While there is no doubting his batting ability (and betting too, as Rameez Raja would pronounce it), it is unfortunate that he reveals that he has just one finger on his hand. If anything, it really does put his achievements in perspective.

    In the context of Michael Clarke's omission, he wrote in his column in 'The Sun-Herald':
    You can count on one hand who at this stage might be future Test cricketers. I can only come up with the young off-spinner from South Australia, Dan Cullen.
    Ergo, he has only one finger on one of his two hands.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 1:57 PM |
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    2 sledge(s):

    Last week from Mark Waugh: But nowadays you watch him [Brian Lara] bat against someone like Brett Lee and he is a shadow of his former self.

    At Adelaide:
    BC Lara 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 6s Runs Balls RP6B
    v B Lee 27 18 3 0 10 0 64 58 6.62

    By Anonymous Geoff (28-Nov-2005, 5:23:00 PM)  

    He isn't off the mark, is he. Brian Lara of a couple of years ago would have hit a triple century :)

    By Blogger Jagadish (28-Nov-2005, 5:26:00 PM)  

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