Have seen plenty of abject capitulations in other Aussies sports too, as happens with every other country. Not saying we can bust the whole thing as a myth but it's overblown by media, I reckon. OZ are nowhere near as good in some sports as we tell ourselves we are. When the inevitable failure happens, the attitude stinks too. Press interviews of just about every swimmer in the Olympics after their races suck; "So, why do you think you didn't win? Are you ashamed to call yourself Australian? Have you sold your house and moved to France like the cheese-eating surrender monkey you are?"
As a country, we need no help in pumping up our own tyres. Re: Ashes 2005, despite them going undefeated for the year beforehand and the best players in that year also being the best players in the series, I know most people were under-estimating the English threat too.
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"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
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