Benevolent Uncle Sanath scythes on

Hair-rufflingly genial family memberTell you what we like in cricket: we like people who made their names doing one spectactular thing in particular to do exactly that thing only at a slightly advanced age.

For example, you might say to a cricketing newcomer: “This is Sanath Jayasuriya. He’s famous for scoring runs ludicrously quickly at the start of one-day matches. He probably won’t do it now though, because he’s getting on a bit.”

But he does do it! Things are exactly the same!

No player deteriorates. Everything is exactly the same. The old, balding master is still infinitely more masterful than the trendy young kids.

Okay, so Benevolent Uncle Sanath’s 55-ball hundred was against Bangladesh, but we can go a bit overboard because it was his birthday (39) and he did carve up the IPL as well, don’t forget.

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5 Appeals

  1. I think it’s because he looks exactly the same…

    B.U.S. circa 1996: Balding, smiling, flaying the ball all over the place.

    B.U.S. circa 2008: Balding, smiling, flaying the ball all over the place.

    Once he loses that last bit of hair, he’ll turn rubbish. Or if he gets botox.

  2. Ha-haaa!

    Now Benevolent Uncle Sanath is back in form, can we have Afridi back in form too?

  3. ‘we like people who made their names doing one spectactular thing in particular to do exactly that thing only at a slightly advanced age.’

    Oh yes? Glenn McGrath? I seem to remember lots of cursing and searing about this old master on this blog

  4. King Cricket

    July 2, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Spectacular?

  5. Yes, spectacularly predictable. Spectacularly accurate, Spectacularly robotic and boring – need I go on?

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