Ishant Sharma benefits from Care in the Community

Trouser status unknownIndia are right to persevere with spindly, lank-haired Rubik’s Cube swallower, Ishant Sharma, but of late it’s seemed a bit like a Care in the Community obligation rather than a forward-looking show of faith.

There comes a point where you’re not encouraging a player, you’re just putting him on a stage and telling him to dance with his trousers round his ankles. It seems like every time we’ve checked Sharma’s bowling figures in the last year, he’s taken no wickets and gone for six an over.

But lo, he’s just taken three Aussie wickets. The trousers are back on.

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8 Appeals

  1. Within minutes of this blog post being published, he takes out Watson, Ponting and Clarke. Care to do a similar piece on Harbhajan Singh?

  2. King Cricket

    October 4, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Did you read the last sentence?

    It was within minutes, but we wrote it minutes afterwards.

  3. A wicket off a no-ball in each innings too. I should enquire to “Ask Stephen” about that. Although he normally ignores my incisive enquiries about potentially illuminating stats. Bastard.

  4. King Cricket

    October 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Maybe it’s cause you spell his name wrong.

  5. Dance with trousers round ankles ?
    Maestro,that is the finest form of Bollywood dance routine known.

  6. King Cricket

    October 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Alas, our cultural knowledge lets us down again.

  7. Glad to see it is still pedantry season.

  8. King Cricket

    October 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Sorry. But at least you don’t have to deal with it every day.

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