Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Australia / India Cricket Brawl

For those of you who live under a rock, or get your news from the New York Times, the recent headline-dominating cricket melt-down is more or less summed up in the panel below:

WARNING! Obscene and racist words in caption.


I’m obviously inventing the provocation by filling in typical sledging vocabulary- only the players know exactly what was said last week. But the point is that cricket is no longer about batting and bowling. The purpose of the game is now to goad the opposing players into using proscribed language, so that you can have the umpire suspend them.

I recommend watching the tennis this month.

p.s. I hope they don’t revoke my visa for criticizing the Australian cricket team.

Edit: another blogger had determined what actually happened.

4 comments:

Chillifrost said...

In case you are interested in the true account of events, see

http://clean-bowled.blogspot.com/2008/01/inside-story.html

easylivin said...

Top cartoon. Love the facial expressions.... umpire - dopey... bhajji - confused .... rick the prick - aggro....

Chuck said...

I didn't actually try to draw any particular Australian player.

Shaun said...

Revoke your visa??? They wouldn't do that - they'd just slag you off (sorry, I meant sledge you) and then shoot you. Or you could just go and chat to Wardie for 5 minutes and get much the same affect....