“’The Australian cricket team is not an AFL, NRL, or rugby team.”
Veteran Australian leg-spinner, Bryce McGain, is aghast at the “blatant ageism” showcased by national selectors in the unceremonious dumping of opening batsman, Simon Katich, from the list of 25 centrally contracted players. He believes that comparisons to rugby or football are odious since it’s not about creating even competition between international sides.
What he really meant:
“It’s about KIS—Keeping It Simple. Just choose the top 25 players in the country.”
What he definitely didn’t:
”The older we get, the stupider others seem.”
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The Ashes evoke reactions like no other Test series in the cricketing world.
Some excerpts of the media reactions to the first Test between England and Australia at the Gabba. A stream of classy vituperations: