Jason Holder is not Bill Lumbergh

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Jason Holder (via Windies Cricket YouTube)

When we named Jason Holder Lord Megachief of Gold 2018 earlier this year, we said that the three Tests against England would give us more of a sense of the true scale and scope of Jasonholderness.

In the first Test at Bridgetown, he hit an unbeaten 202 from number eight and the West Indies won. In Antigua, he took five wickets and the West Indies won.

In the third Test, he was banned and the West Indies played less well and got beaten.

All in all, 10/10 for Jason Holder.

In the first two Tests, Holder’s team looked hard to beat. The man himself says the Windies used to succumb to pressure; that the opposition used to feel that if they bogged down the batsmen, they could get under their skin and get wickets.

This did not happen.

One of the all time great terrible bosses is Bill Lumbergh from Office Space.

This is Bill Lumbergh.

Bill Lumbergh is a pure distillation of the kind of terrible empty leadership you get in terrible empty corporations.

Bill Lumbergh credits you with zero intelligence, gives you no freedom and his strongest motivational gambit is to literally just tell you what he needs you to do. You can feel your soul corrode each time he materialises and says: “Hello, what’s happening?”

Jason Holder strikes us as the anti-Lumbergh. Jason Holder is such a good leader that we’d definitely remember to put one of the new cover sheets on our TPS reports.


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  1. Your prediction for how many matches Bairstow would last at #3 , this one: “We reckon three – the three against the West Indies “, seems to be mightily wise, oh great King.

      1. Actually you estimated 50% more matches than was actually the case.

        I don’t want to come over all Bill Lumbergh here (who he?) but if one of my analysts got their estimates 50% out, I’d let them know that “we have a bit of a problem here”, even if they had used the new cover sheets on their TPS reports.

      2. One to add – “Just a quick one”, meaning “I have a question to ask you and/or a task to assign to you. It may take you one minute, it may take you the rest of your life, but I want you to immediately stop whatever else you are doing – talking to a customer, performing surgery, washing your hands after using the urinal – and give me your attention now, so I can get on with producing my Very Important Powerpoint”

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