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    He said he was bowling at 80% in the end, didn't he?

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    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

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    Jesus, it looked quick enough. At least a couple were whistling through.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    Its his job tbf

    His job is currently as a television presenter on CNN, where he mainly does interviews, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    He said he was bowling at 80% in the end, didn't he?
    haha, said every fast bowler ever.

    "****, that was quick!"

    "Just rolling the arm over. Wait 'til I really let one go."

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    This was so, so great, thank you god

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    haha, said every fast bowler ever.

    "****, that was quick!"

    "Just rolling the arm over. Wait 'til I really let one go."
    Yeah, but he has done too much **** in international cricket to say that.

    Probably something Morgan would say after huffing and puffing to bowl a 90Kmph effort ball.

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    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.
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    Well sadly it has to be said that this little stunt was the highlight of the Ashes series.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Yeah, but he has done too much **** in international cricket to say that.
    As if that makes any difference. Every quick bowler, no matter the level, is very interested in making sure you think they're the fastest you've ever seen. The old joke "At a party, how do you know which one is a fighter pilot? Don't worry, they'll tell you." applies as much for fast bowlers as any ego-driven pursuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Jesus, it looked quick enough. At least a couple were whistling through.
    Hard to say. It looked fast for sure but with no gun and only Piers reactions to use as a gauge we can only guess. As said a good exercise in showing how TV hides how fast it really is at the top level.

    We could maybe use a stopwatch to guage reaction time.

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    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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