Thursday, 21 May 2009

You're killing me, Albie

Or rather, he's killing himself. What is this injury, this mysterious injury that is plaguing him? It's not so much plaguing him as keeping him firmly tucked away on the sidelines hanging out with the other sick kids of the team, namely Haydos and Badrinath. Not to mention Makhaya Ntini, who is being paid a heck of a lot to act as the team jester for the tournament. Even I could juggle for the Chennai Super Kings if that's all they want out of him, and I'd do it for free.

Anyway, Dhoni says Hayden and Albie will be back for the semis:
"Albie Morkel and Badrinath had niggles and they didn't needed to be rested. We could have played them. We played Badri because we thought our batting would weaken if he is not there. Hayden will be fine. The physio has said so. We could have pushed him to play this match but it is good to have him for the semifinals."

George Bailey, meanwhile, has played more games than anyone ever thought he would. Was that his third last night? He certainly looked happy. But then again, he always looks happy so that's not much to go on.

The top bloke took quite a smashing by the otherwise weak Chennai batting order. Not that it mattered, because their bowling somehow saved them. Strange, that.

I bet you're wondering who top-scored for Chennai. It was Parthiv Patel. Yeah.

14 comments:

Mariam said...

you wud juggle 4 free if albie gave u sum attention....i guess bailey is happy coz he gets t play .....he used t sit in the sidelines 4 a lotta matches....how long is makhaya not gonna play anyway...??with hussey comin around the corner albie has t get his act together...otherwise who knows??he may end up sittin in the sidelines 4 the semis as well...

Mariam said...

albie looked pretty bored sittin there...

Anonymous said...

I would have said that perhaps the IPL have secretly imposed a Morkel quota on the whole tournament, but then again I don't think Morne played the Royals' last game did he?

-Heather

12th Man said...
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12th Man said...

I angered many a CSK fan when I called the team mediocre. Though I support them, I know they are a mediocre team. I don't know why people fidn it tough to accept that. I had some strange comments coming my way and I had to delete them.

Rayden said...

Albie needs to stop worrying about letting his secrets out. Dhoni needs to tell him we already know everything so Cricket South Africa won't be upset if Albie started playing well.

Mariam said...

hey 12th man!!!!who r u callin mediocre???!!!

Anonymous said...

Albie's ordinary as is Morne.

boncam said...

The article about his injury is here:

http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Sport/Krieket/0,,3-63-2140_2519877,00.html

But unfortunately it's in Afrikaans. It states that it's his knee ligaments that is causing a lot of pain.

Amy said...

Mariam, I don't think he'll be sitting on the sidelines for the semis at all. CSK wouldn't risk not playing him because there's always the possibility he'll fire.

Heather, well Morne's not the greatest T20 bowler I've seen, especially in a side like RR which is loaded with great bowlers. But I'm sure opposing teams would be quite happy to impose a Morkel quota, especially with Albie in the mix. Not that he's done anything to prove that this year...

12th, it's almost laughable that the team always makes it through to the semis or finals or whatever, given that fact. CSK are mediocre. Even their diehard fans need to realise that.

Rayden, I like the idea of putting it down to his not wanting to reveal secrets. That makes him seem less shit. But wait! Albie isn't shit, according to me.

Anonymous, yeah, yeah, why don't you just dig the dagger in while you can.

Boncam, interesting name there. But it's his knee, is it? I think that might be the same injury from a few weeks ago but I can't be bothered checking. Thanks for the link, though, even if I couldn't understand it.

Anonymous said...

Will Albie get a game in the finals?

boncam said...
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boncam said...

Good news Amy. Albie available to play the semi.

http://thecricketcorollary.blogspot.com/2009/05/albie-willing-to-play-semis.html

Amy said...

Anonymous, yes of course.

Boncam, cheers, thanks for the link.