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Ed Giddins

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I was invited to write a piece on my favourite cricketer for World Cricket Watch and Balanced Sports websites. Other bloggers have also contributed to this series, using it as an opportunity to lyricize about iconic and celebrated figures of the game. I wrote about Ed Giddins. He took drugs and was a bit crap. Seminally crap as it turns out.

Here you go then.





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August 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Oh What A Lovely Wall

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It seems that is now illegal to remark on Rahul Dravid‘s qualities as a batsmen without also voicing an additional comment about his good character. Everyone agrees that ‘the Wall’ is indeed a very nice wall. Nasser Hussain went as far to say gushingly that Dravid was a “sensational guy”, perhaps revealing a latent man-crush.

I have once encountered Dravid at close quarters. He was on Oxford St, standing outside Aldo. I can vouch that he appeared very courteous and humble while window-shopping for mid-priced loafers.

I can add Dravid to Shane Warne and Abdul Razzaq to the list of international cricketers that I have seen on Oxford St. It’s a rich seam, particularly when you consider I’ve only come across one footballer in that period. Jan-Aage Fjortoft. In HMV. True story.

I worry about Dravid. He looks a bit spoddy. I can’t help thinking that people might take advantage of his better nature.

We need a wicketkeeper. Rahul, put your pads and gloves on.

We need an opener. Rahul, put your pads and gloves on.

We need a wicketkeeper, and then opener immediately afterwards. Rahul, put your pads and gloves on and then put your other pads and gloves on.

Rahul, make us a brew.

Rahul, go get us some fags and a Toffee Crisp.

And so on.

Bet he makes a nice cup of tea.

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July 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Ill-Informed IPL Squad Profiles: Mumbai Indians

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Captain Sachin Tendulkar: Will never write anything remotely sarcastic about him. Bit stumped in that case.

Dwayne Bravo: Dwayne Bravissimo.

J-P Duminy: Is powerless without his security blanket.

Dilhara Fernando: Has the hair of a middle-aged woman from King’s Lynn.

Harbhajan Singh: Rumoured to be a big fan of Come Dine With Me.

Sanath Jayasuriya: May be immortal. Not sure.

Zaheer Khan: Left-armer. Will bowl slowly at Kevin Pietersen if necessary.

Lasith Malinga: Made a career out of bowling so the ball appears from the umpire’s crotch.

Graham Napier: Spent most of IPL 2009 looking like I probably will on Saturday at ITV Towers. Like he doesn’t belong.

Keiron Pollard: Has a big price tag. Has the bulk to carry it though.

The Numbers Game

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There is obviously a lot to admire about Sachin Tendulkar’s record-breaking double century this week but the most noteworthy is the serenity with which he floated onto the precise score of 200, a number so perfectly round that we will never forget it. Always thinking ahead is the little master.

This genius kind of sporting foresight can only be eclipsed by Brian Lara, who landed on a highest first-class score of 501 because it was already stitched onto the back of his jeans, and Tiger Woods, who won his first Open title with a final round of 69 because…well…because that’s just his favourite number okay?

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February 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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