Doug Bollinger’s making his debut for Australia. How much effort is he going to put in?
“If I happen to play I’ll put 150,000 percent in.”
That’s the bare minimum these days. Remember when Damien Martyn retired because he could only muster a puny 100% dedication. That was a long time ago. Cricket’s moved on from then.
Matthew Hayden once claimed that Ricky Ponting had always been a thousand percent behind him during his career. In a comment on this site, David Barry pondered what it meant for Ponting to be a thousand percent behind Hayden while Hayden was a billion percent behind Ponting, as the latter had claimed in a separate quote.
In terms of effort, we generally just coast by on about 20-30%. In the mornings we can drop into single figures.