Saturday, March 10, 2007

Pressure?

It is that time of the year when all reporters are intent on finding out how much pressure the players are in. The players take this question seriously and try to answer them:

"Being a professional cricket player is being under pressure"

"There is a lot of pressure obviously, but a good team performs well under pressure"

"Can you please spell that for me?" - Ponting's answer

Stop with these nonsense answers, please.

On the eve of the world cup, we want to remind everyone of the words spoken by the magnificent Australian all-rounder Keith Miller, who had served as an air-bomber during the Second World War:
"Pressure? I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not."
Hear, Hear.

Let's stop the grandiose posturing and play some cricket.