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Erm, not quite

An extract from a report in The Times of India on Broon's Indian junket:

"Complimenting India on its test victory over Australia, Brown shed his normally grave countenance. "I congratulate India on a famous victory - beating an Australian side who have won their last 16 games and doing so away from home." England's long cricketing feud with Australia clearly fuelled Brown's enthusiasm for India's historic win.

I wish I could believe that the hack penned that with tongue firmly wedged in cheek, but I fear not. I have not seen the Australian press getting worked up about the comment.

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Blogger Mark M Heenan said... 10:07 am

What the hell would a true Scot like Brown know about cricket?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:13 am

Little or nothing I imagine. And everyone south of the Tweed enjoys the fact that Scotland is classed as a minor county by the TCCB.  

Anonymous grumpy grandad said... 1:50 pm

I think this amounts to what John Arlott would have called "a silly point". No?  

Anonymous dearieme said... 5:19 pm

The best skipper England ever had was a Scot. Do you chaps know nothing about cricket?  

Blogger Clunking Fist said... 7:51 am

England's current skipper is a Scot...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:07 am

CF - you sure? Vaughan's from Manchester and Collingwood from Durham.  

Blogger Clunking Fist said... 7:27 pm

Hi Mr C, I was alluding to the the clunking fist. But it's a bit of a problem when he cant even say the word "England".  

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