The Old Bastman (a quite excellent blog, by the way) links to Gideon Haigh's belated but not dated tribute to Matthew Hayden:
Gideon Haigh's farewell to Matthew Hayden in today's Guardian was a couple of weeks late, but to mangle a cliche, if it's good enough who cares how old it is?
Also mentioned is a sledge Hayden is reported to have given Zaheer Khan during the 2003 World Cup final:
"Smell that, Z?" he smirked. "That's your house in India burning down."
No doubt about it: gold. During the Strayan tour of India the commentators (can't remember which ones) were talking about the sledge in a way that suggested it was common knowledge. But upon googling it, there were only three mentions. Why does it not have greater prominence? Or it is another "You just dropped the World Cup, Hersh" moment?
And since when did Mike Atherton lose the plot?