Cricket Uncut

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

A collossus shuffling towards a painful doom

Roshan Paul writes about Matthew Hayden:
The Hayden of today embarrasses the Hayden of the last few years. Unsure of himself and his footwork, poking and prodding against even Matthew Hoggard, a bowler he has clobbered before, he has lost the game in his head.

And so he now seems a big ageing bully of a lion, being harrassed silly by a pack of hyenas, constantly nipping and cackling at his feet, slowly cutting off all escape routes and watching the massive bully collapse.
Quite. So when will the Australian selectors, known to be ruthless and unsentimental when it comes to team selection, finally let him go?

Cross-posted on India Uncut.
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