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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Dean Jones, redux

Of all the guys I've gotten to know in the Aussie camp, Dean Jones (and for other reasons, Allan Border) is my favorite. Very easy manners, Deano's... convival guy, always fun to chat with, full of cricketing stories... an all round great guy (except when you get into a beer-drinking bout with him, coz you end up cursing yourself and him the morning after).
He used to write for us, during the 1999 World Cup, and one day called and said mate, I think the Aussies are done for, I'm scrapping the idea we agreed on, and writing a piece on how badly the team sucks.
He did. And then he had occasion to write this piece, shortly after.
Was thinking of that when I saw, in the Guardian, where he says Glenn McGrath needs a boot up the hindquarters.
Prolly true, what Deano is saying here; he certainly would know what is going on in the Aussie camp better than we would. But wouldn't it be fun if McGrath then produced a star turn in the final Test?


  • Geez... whats with the commercial postings...

    By Blogger indiansportsfan, at 18:35  

  • Well, that Jones story..
    If Tendulkar decide when to play and when not to and when to declare it playable or not, why not Mcgrath?

    Importance of these players is such that you would rather have them in the team if at all possible.

    Judging from what happened without GM, I would wait ..if I was an australian.. but I am not.

    By Blogger CrickTip, at 21:41  

  • Prem.

    Did you ever get a chance to meet Richie Richardson or anyone in the West Indies squad? Would love to know of any experiences you may have to share.

    By Blogger Rishi Gajria, at 21:46  

  • The best part of this article was
    But the main thing I learnt from this World Cup was that if you have a cricket team that is honest in its analysis of its own performance, you will perform consistently. It takes some old fashion guts and discipline to win these tournaments

    I hope the Indians do that too. By the wya, it looked like he tipped India as a probably for the WC2003. Sad that it was only "almost true". Wonder if the Aussies re-group quickly wnough to pose a challenge for the next WC. I sure hope they do.

    By Blogger Toney, at 21:51  

  • Rishi: Not Richardson, no. The Windies players I have met are Gary Sobers, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Malcolm Marshall, Jeff Dujon... and a few others of that era. Will write of them, when something comes up that cues me in. :-)

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 22:14  

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