Is Ponting the best comedian in the world?
Thursday, 02 October 2008 12:13
Contributed by Jarrod Kimber
Better than Daniel Kitson, sure.
Better than Ross Noble, hell yeah.
Better than Dubya Bush, it’s neck and neck.
This - "I will have a think about it over the next couple of days," Ponting said, "and see if I think it is the right idea to bring it up again." - might not sound funny on it’s own.
But when he is talking about trusting the word of the fielders on catches, he is surely taking the piss.
That is George Carlin funny.
Never trust an Australian in sport, and never ever ever trust an Australian in sport when they say “trust me”.
How do I know this, because I am Australian, and I have not only claimed catches I haven’t taken, but hell I once claimed a bowled where I saw the ball miss the stumps.
NEVER TRUST AN AUSTRLIAN IN SPORT.
Live by that.
That is why Sydney was as much Anil Kumble’s fault as it was Ponting's.
Kumble has been playing test cricket since keepers could keep.
He knows the game, and he knows Australia.
So why would he ever enter into an agreement with someone as hell bent on winning as Ricky Ponting?
He won’t do it again, because Anil ain't no idiot.
Ponting isn’t an idiot either...or is he - "Anil [Kumble] was the one who didn't want that [a pact on trusting the fielder's word] after the Sydney Test for one reason or the other,"
One reason or another.
Michael Clarke might have been one reason, Ricky Ponting might have been another.
You know Ricky, when you claimed one of those catches under the backyard rule of one hand one bounce.
I don’t blame you, a test was to be won, but let the umpires decide.
None of this trust me crap.
You’re not someone trustworthy, like say, a used car salesman or a politician.
You are an Australian cricketer.
Your word is no good here.
Just the way I like it.
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