He is, he is, he is, he is, he is, he is, he is.
Rob Key is in England’s provisional 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament, which, considering Andrew Strauss’s absence, puts him in prime position to take up his rightful place as captain/king of England.
Most media outlets have taken the Strauss angle. Once again the mainstream media are wide of the mark when reporting on a provisional 30-man England squad. Provisional 30-man England squad reportage is not what it was.
Admittedly, once again, we’re getting far too carried away. We’ve been burned before. But Rob Key is a man who can hit boundaries by just miming a forward defensive shot using the back of his hand and making that bat-on-ball cluck sound. He deserves a place in this squad.
Only one question remains: do we release the Rob Key post of unmatched and iridescent brilliance when he’s confirmed in the final 15-man squad, do we wait until he’s named captain or do we wait until he gets back in the Test team?
It’s too brilliant to save, but it’s also too brilliant to waste on any day other than the BEST DAY EVER.