Okay, it’s not as good as the quote that could be construed as a bit gay if you tried really hard and it’s not as succinctly meaningless as this quote, but it’s still a load of nonsense from the mouth of Matthew Hayden and for that reason it gets its own post.
“I want to see Ricky Ponting going like that when he wins and plays for Australia. That’s the heat of the battle, that’s Test cricket, that’s the enormous passion and enthusiasm that gets played from all games of cricket, you see it even in backyard cricket.”
That quote’s taken verbatim from The Age, by the way. We haven’t doctored it.
Prior to that, Hayden had said:
“When I finish cricket I don’t want to have to be in a game where everything is robots and robotic.”
Don’t enter Robot Wars then, idiot. It’s entirely avoidable. Do something else with your retirement – like just going away, for example.