This is good news, because when he’s not playing he can’t fail and humiliate himself. We don’t think it’s any coincidence that he skived the match where India’s bowlers remembered how to swing the ball.
Surprisingly, this is the first time our twin obsessions have appeared on the same day. Hopefully Rob will feature more prominently than Hayden in the coming months. We’ve been having a rough time with Hayden recently.
Well this week matters are out of hand. We’re having versions of the Hayden dream just about every night. We’re always trying to be his mate and finding out lots of stuff about what it’s like being a professional cricketer. At the same time, we’re always aware that he knows what we say about him and feel guilty as a consequence.
Perhaps our subconscious is telling us to ease off. Well tough luck, subconscious. We’re not backing down, even if you start making it difficult for us to breathe in public places again. We’re going to counter this issue HEAD ON, even if it means a metaphorical train wreck in our mind.
Metaphors can’t hurt you. Nor can self-inflicted serious mental illness.