63 not out.
Sachin Tendulkar has pretty much kept his opinions to himself. Apart from changing his evidence. But now he has a book to promote:
SACHIN Tendulkar has launched an attack on the integrity of Australian captain Michael Clarke, his predecessor Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist over 2008’s “Monkeygate” ugliness.
Oh, and there's a Test series against India coming up.
Dean Jones is yet another pundit who fails to draw the key distinction between the intentional flexing of the arm to "bowl" a spinner and the incidental flexing of an arm (courtesy of centrifugal force, etc) to bowl fast.
Although not until after he leads with his own sympathy card. As a youngster Deano was sad when called a chucker. He "had no intent of throwing the ball" he merely "got a bit loose" trying to copy Dennis Lillee. So was DK a chucker?
No doubt the condition was eased with Metamucil and also by the fact Deano subsequently gave up bowling and became a Test batsman. One door closed, another opened. (Equating chucking with walking made me loose.)
Deano helpfully lists four "basic signs" naked eyes ought to look for in a chucker:
1. If you can see the back of the bowler's hand at ball release.
2. If the bowler is right handed, his right leg will have a massive bend at delivery stride.
3. If the bowler is right handed, he will hardly use his left arm or side while delivering the ball.
4. Ask the bowler to stand straight up and place his bowling arm straight at 12-1 o'clock. Look at the distance between the top of his head and his hand. If that distance looks shorter when delivering the ball, then he probably has a suspect action.
Allow me to add:
5. If the bowler is left or right handed and bends his arm at, say, for no particular reason, 42° and just about every cricket fan, player and administrator shouts "No ball!" at the television then he is probably chucking.
The article reads like Deano is deemed a sympathetic ear and has been fed snippets of information. Suddenly, out of the blue, McGrath's 10° bend is the catalyst for the 15° rule?
Mind you, I like his snippet that "Two bowlers failed the test after they could not, or would not, bowl to their replicated match speeds." Makes you wonder what the UWA Rubber Stamp department was up to for all those years.
(Adsy, did Deano or Rameez mention this article last night?)