20 July 2009

In praise of ...

... Shane Warne. Ex-players do not usually make for good commentators but Warne is an exception. Witty, knowledgeable, diplomatic and down to earth.

And if he is occasionally biased towards the Aussies, then it is a useful corrective to the massed ranks of English triumphalists - Atherton, Gower, Hussein, Botham (unbelievably pompous) and the execrable Lloyd (who feels obliged to fill every potential moment of silence with inconsequential babble).

Furthermore, on Friday evening, Warne managed to persuade Russell Crowe (yeah, that Russell Crowe) to join him in the commentary box. Well, I was impressed.

1 comment:

commentor said...

I'm guessing this is about the English version of curling or shinty or something.