Every cricketer’s got a ‘thing’. It is immediately apparent that Friedel de Wet’s ‘thing’ is his entirely superfluous bunny hop at the start of his run-up.
De Wet cut through England’s lower order like urine through snow and we can only think that it was because most of them were wondering what exactly he’d just jumped over during his approach to the crease.
“Did he just jump over a badger with a knife? Is the badger gang here in South Africa? How did they get here? How did they know? Why is the umpire raising his finger. Shit.”