Saturday, 30 May 2009

Ricky gets a few words in

He tries, you know. It might not always work, but he sure as hell tries to target the key players England have perceived will be important in the series, and then he does his best to knock them down.

With Freddie, it's about fitness, which is a fair enough point:
"Flintoff is obviously very important to their make-up and set-up. Maybe, as we saw in 2007, if he's not 100% fit then maybe that sort of impact he can have around the team is not there. From 2005 to 2007 we saw two completely different players and that had a lot to do with the level of fitness that he had under his belt going into each series. That's where they're going to have a tough decision to make."
And then, in his lovely "relaxed and rejuvenated way" he tries hinting that KP's Achilles tendon might cause problems for the side too:
"I don't know where Pietersen's at at the moment, I'm not sure how bad his problem is, but they could face something similar there as well."
Maybe he just needs to validate his team since being at Trent Bridge has brought some rather unpleasant memories back. The Australians might not be half as cocky going into this series as they were in 2005, but Ricky will be damned if he doesn't get a chance to undermine the opposition in any way possible.

But wait, here's his last sly comment, this time about Strauss:
"We haven't had the chance to see him against us as a leader and under intense pressure, and hopefully over the next few months we'll get to see that."

If Ricky were a diplomat, he'd be the kind that piss you off extremely but you can't for the life of you figure out why.

6 comments:

Homer said...

Amy,

There is a reason why he is called the Prick. Or in its extended version - Pricky Ranting!

Cheers,

Amy said...

I bet all the other cricketers are jealous they don't get just a loving nickname as that.

Homer said...

I suppose so :).. But then again, the Prick is a once in a generation cricketer :)

Cheers,

Amy said...

Yes, well, you're certainly right about that. There'll never be anyone else like him, no matter how hard Clarke tries.

Homer said...

Is that why Katich had to choke him?

Cheers,

Amy said...

Kato was only doing what everyone else was thinking of, anyway. He did us all a favour by choking Clarke.