Shane Warne left an important part of his brain somewhere on a cricket field in Hampshire. It’s the part that stops you doing things that your 11-year-old self would have thought a good idea.
We’d love to know what this programme was and what else was covered. We’d particularly like to hear Warne talk us through the rest of his painting.
During the last Test, there was an unsually laboured spell of commentary in which Warne revisted his ‘Sherminator’ nickname for Ian Bell while working alongside Ian Botham. “He’s not the Sherminator any more,” said Warne. “He’s Stifler” – intending this as some form of bizarre compliment.
It’s a strange sort of 45-year-old whose favourite film is American Pie. It’s stranger still for someone that age to see Steve Stifler – a character who at one point refers to himself as ‘The Stifmeister’ – as being the hero.
Botham dealt with the situation by completely ignoring Warne, despite being asked direct questions on the matter on at least three separate occasions.
Beefy has rarely if ever before seemed so professional behind a microphone.
Thanks to Russell Jackson for pointing this video out.