What he said:
“I missed the phone call from John Buchanan. I was trying to pick wedding songs for this coming Saturday. I had the music going a bit too loud.”
Ross Taylor was too busy preparing for his up-coming marriage to bother with a phone call from John Buchanan, informing him that he’d been chosen captain of the Kiwi cricket team.
What he really meant:
“The stereo was cranked up. I did not hear the phone ring.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Can you turn up the volume, please?”