Just a sensationalist piece from Rothfield, wonderfully dissected by Jason.
That reminds me of an interesting and rather blatant dichotomy. Two of my childhood sporting heroes were Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh. It transpired that during that epic Ashes test of 1981 when England won after being forced to follow on, that DK and Marshie bet AGAINST themselves at very juicy odds - in a game they were playing in! I can't help thinking that the outcry if that happened any time in the last 30 years and the cricketers involved were from the sub-continent would have been much louder.
So Adrian, you're saying past World Cup winners DID fail? Well, hey, so am I!