Colin Miller: Where did this guy come from? He's been around so long in Aussie circles as a medium-pace bowler of some note who was respected but not really able to destroy batting lineups. I mean *I* never thought of him as anything more than a reliable bowler (especially for SA) who was never going anywhere higher than Shield level.
How wrong can one be, eh?
Next thing, he's picked on a tour of Pakistan as an off-spinner/medium pacer at the spritely age of 34 and was saying, "What on EARTH are the Aussie selectors smoking?? Why not pick someone much younger for the future??!??!". I was stunned. But he stayed in the side and before long was taking wickets against most teams. Needless to say I was flabbergasted by his rise and just to play *A* Test was a feat for him but to be successful too?? Unheard of.
So to 'Funky', I salute you for proving me wrong and showing the world that even the ugly duckling can be a swan.