Everyone’s got a thing. Whether you’re Overreaction Girl, Super-keen Man or even if it’s simply that you look like a toad wrapped in human skin, it’s important to give people some sort of a handle; something they can grip onto so that they can more easily know who you are.
Daniel Vettori’s thing was that he did everything in New Zealand cricket. He was their best bowler, arguably their most consistent batsman and effectively the captain, coach and selector as well. After the World Cup, he’s not bothering with the last three, so he’ll lose his thing.
Originally, he was ‘the guy with the glasses’ so we suppose he’ll have to go back to that.