This morning, you could have knocked me down with a feather, when Andy Maher interviewed Merv Hughes on SEN:
AM: "What do you think about Botha being cited for chucking?"
MH: "You could have knocked me down with a feather."
AM: "So, do you think he chucks?"
MH: "Well, my hands are tied."
[Significant pause... How do I phrase this?]
MH: "I don't think he bowls too many."
Hats off to Merv.
We now await the traditional "I was taken out of context" followed by a sincere, and competently read, apology.
"Sorry if I offended anyone."
Meanwhile, Bruce Elliott:
SOUTH African off-spinner Johan Botha has an action that looks "not quite as different as Murali but heading in that direction", according to the bowling expert who tested him after his debut in Australia three years ago.
Botha's action was a topic of quiet conjecture during the recent Australian summer, when he led the Proteas to a one-day series victory.
Listen to this Crooky recording in which Alex Brown talks chuck. While the rest of us are all "it's about time", the Varks have got the hump because Botha was called in South Africa by South African umpires. Guess they are pissed off they can't call bias. They obviously expected the local officials to keep sweet.
There's also an answer to Martin's "average of bendyness" comment.
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