This is what we play for-the tough, gritty battle of Test match cricket is something that any cricketer worth his salt revels in-and we are glad to take up the challenge of beating India in their backyard. The build-up to this tour has not been ideal, with both teams going through their share of controversies, but once the players get away from the people who create the chaos, and the daily reportage of incidents true and false, it becomes easier to focus on the cricket.
Ideally, players should not have to get involved with what goes on off the field, because that is the realm of administrators. Increasingly, however, it seems difficult to focus solely on cricket, and we can do without off-field distractions on a tour as challenging as this. I think it would be better for everyone across the board to remember that this is all about cricket, and without the game, there are no jobs for anybody, be they administrators or players.
Thankfully, the cricket starts tomorrow, and once thatRead More »from We aren’t really losing sleep over Kirsten’s presence