Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.
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When I heard that the MCC was about to introduce red cards to the venerable game of cricket, I said to myself, “What will they think of next?” And frankly, I meant it.
Glenn Maxwell has always been an innovator.
The Australian cricket selectors, as is well known, are the stupidest people who have ever been born. This has always been the case.
What is to be done about the Australian cricket team? Things seem so grim right now: embarrassed in Perth, then pulverised in Hobart, and this all coming after the humiliations of the Sri Lankan Test and South African one-day series.
High expectations are one of the greatest misfortunes of sport. Nothing has caused more misery to fan and athlete alike than unreasonable hope. Think how easily the great disappointments in your life could have been avoided if you had expected nothing.
Maybe… I dunno. But… But maybe… Maybe cricketers shouldn’t write books.