Matthew Hayden has given Phil Hughes, his successor as Australia’s opener, his seal of approval.
We know what you’re all wondering: How has Hayden expressed this? The answer, of course, is ‘badly’:
“He’s got all the evidence and the skillsets he needs. His humbling personality and how respectful he is are two elements of the baggy green culture.”
- Evidence of what?
- ‘Skillset’ is a word that needs stamping out
- If ‘skillset’ is a word, it refers to a set of skills. A person has a skillset, not multiple skillsets. The word Hayden is after here is ‘skills’.
- ‘Humbling’ means ‘to make humble’, so presumably Phil Hughes swans around the place like some sort of emperor.
- There is no ‘baggy green culture’. It’s a hat, you headgear-fetishising knobhead.
In summary: Matthew Hayden still loves to add extra bits to normal words to try and make himself sound like he knows something, blissfully unaware that in reality it marks him out as a self-important dullard.