“It was another great innings today. He’s a pain in the backside, to be honest.”
Sri Lankan coach, Stuart Law, minces no words in his assessment of Ian Bell’s contribution to his side’s travails in the Test series against England.
What he really meant:
“Bell has been the backbone of this English side—to our detriment.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I’ve ordered extra padding in our players’ trouser seats. And loads of Zandu balm.”