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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Cricketing Cliche 17

A gritty customer.

Kamran Akmal is battling cramps and India to save the game for Pakistan, and he will certainly be praised in tomorrow's papers as "a gritty customer". Now, I have no objection to "gritty", though it's often misapplied to instances where "patient" would suffice. But why a "customer"?

Anil Kumble's trying hard to be a customer, actually, battling to (cliche coming up) buy the batsman's wicket. Unfortunately for him (one more), no cigar.
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