Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kallis eats humble pie (no fat jokes edition)

Did I say eats? I meant Jacques Kallis IS humble pie.

When responding to Kevin Pietersen calling him "the greatest cricketer that has ever lived" (which sounds like I'm joking but its true and is probably the smartest thing that Kevin has ever uttered), Jacques had this to say:

"But you've got to look at the stats - sure, the runs might be there and the wickets might be there, but we're playing a lot more cricket these days than the guys in yesteryears. I'm sure that if they'd played the amount of cricket that we play today, they would have achieved what modern-day cricketers achieve as well.

"If you play long enough, you're going to have a few runs and wickets behind your name," he laughed.

Look, Jakes is a nice guy so he didn't want to admit the obvious. Luckily, I'm a dick so I have no problem revealing the truth of the matter.

Kallis would have smashed worked around the likes of Lillee, Hadlee, Barnes and Marshall to all corners of the ground.

Then he would have taken the ball and cartwheeled the off stump of Richards, dismissed Gavaskar LBW, induced the edge of Bradman and dived at second slip to catch a WG Grace shot. All in consecutive deliveries.

Cricket started the day I watched Kallis in his first game for Western Province and cricket ends the day Kallis hangs up...errr...puts down his bat.

That's just the honest objective truth of the matter.


Sean on November 18, 2009 at 11:15 PM said...

this post put a lank kiff smile on my face JK is a king.

dsi r4 on November 19, 2009 at 6:40 AM said...

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So this blog will also like me....

Purna on November 19, 2009 at 8:17 AM said...

Same here Darren. I love Jakes. I loved it when he re-invented himself as a T20 player and shut every person up. Some people even feigned suprise. As if. A player of his calibre can do anything.

Vim said...

Living in England, I find that an entire press corp can forget that Kallis exists in their rush to laud a particular other.

Funny that.

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