He said he was bowling at 80% in the end, didn't he?
He looked bloody sharp to me - personally I'd love to have been in Morgan's position - would probably have achieved something similar but at least I'd have felt secure with all that padding on, unlike the one time I did face a proper bowler, back in the early 80s - by First Class standards he was fast medium at best, and he'd promised to pitch the ball up, but on a club wicket with nobbut pad, gloves and box it wasn't a pleasant couple of overs
Jesus, it looked quick enough. At least a couple were whistling through.
I would go after Lee for getting carried away except for two things
a) when he bowled the bouncer he made sure it sailed miles over his head.
b) see above and even when he hit him it was in the midrift
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This was so, so great, thank you god
If nothing else, it's an exercise in showing just how hard it is to front up to sport at the top level for a mug punter, be it cricket or anything else.
Cricket is really deceptive to the casual punter because the default camera angle is behind the bowler, which makes the ball look a lot slower than it actually is. It's the same with tennis - go and watch a professional tournament and see how hard those ****s actually hit the ball. It's like watching a different sport.
Well sadly it has to be said that this little stunt was the highlight of the Ashes series.
I actually think Lee should get massive props for taking the challenge seriously. He could have so easily just thrown down some pies, with Piers smashing him all over the park, and everyone laughing and having a big pc love-in. But to his credit he obviously has a bit of personal pride and respect for cricket, and wouldn't let such naive armchair comments go unpunished. Yeah it probably wasn't the greatest example to set for the kids, but **** it, either is letting a complete git get away pure hubris.
I'd like to think if Sir Richard was more familiar with Morgan's work he might've turned the sanctimony down a tad or even had a go at Lee for actually bowling one at the stumps.
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