During his appearances on Test Match Special, Matthew Hayden has rather surprisingly revealed a hitherto concealed ability to talk sense. More reassuringly, he’s also been showcasing his nonsense, which is what we’re more interested in.
No-one talks meaningless bollocks quite like Matthew Hayden. Consider the following examples – all from one commentary stint:
- “It’s not a question of skills. It’s a question of execution.”
- About post-2005: “We had to identify what was important to our core values.”
- “The distinguishing features of my Baggy Green was the blood, sweat and tears.”
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