Seven year old Andrew Symonds
No. This is not a post about how the seven year old Andrew Symonds broke the local under-15 record for the longest six.
It is about him being blissfully unaware of Australia's celebrations
after they won the 1999 World Cup. Sample these pictures: Mark Waugh & McGrath
, #26 - TPFKASW & Shane Warne
and being feted by the Mayor
during the ticker-tape parade in Sydney.
The only reason I can ascribe to him being unaware of the celebrations is that he wasn't yet born in 1999 (which explains the post title!). Perhaps that explains why he reckons that Australia have been very humble
It is easy to be humble when you are bloody expected
to win every single tournament in sight, and when reaching only
the semi-final is considered a failure. But I'm sure Australia weren't exactly humble in 1999. In 1987, the Australian public and administrators did not perhaps comprehend how important winning the World Cup was. After all, this was a tournament held in India, not in Australia, West Indies or England, was it?
This doesn't mean that the celebrations are apt
. They are certainly over the top, especially given a tougher assignment awaits. But it's not a bad thing enjoying the moment, is it?
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