THE RYDGES POST
Oh dear… the jokes started last week…
Q. What do you call a good Australian cricketer?
And now it gets worse… there are jokes flying around online after the four test players were dropped for ‘not doing their homework’.
“But sir, but sir, the dog ate it!” “But sir, but sir, he copied!”
Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja were stood down for not writing out, in their best printing, what went wrong in the second test debacle against India. And two of them didn’t even play in that test match!
Of the jokes doing the rounds my favourite is the messy hand-written note from Mitchell Johnson to coach, Mickey Arthur, where he says:
I recken we need 2 fix 3 fings.
1. Make sum more runz.
2. I fink we shuld try harder 2 get them out (I mean the guys on not our teem)
Silly. Petty. Unnecessary. And the damage may be hard to shake if Watson quits test cricket and the Pommy Masters of Sledging hone their barbs for the Ashes. Still, Brad Haddin has been recalled to join the Aussie team. He must have been the neatest correct entry.