Well it seems Australia weren’t watching as their continual switching of the team and panic-button pressing reached new heights this week with growing calls for Shane Warne to come out of retirement for the remaining three Tests.
Admittedly, he’s probably still the best spinner they’ve got – but what a fucking slap in the eye to every other available tweaker out there. Frankly, we’d love it if he came back. Good as he maybe, he’s so out of shape it would be like watching Mr Blobby with a dodgy hairpiece stumbling up to the wicket.
“I am told from a reliable source that while Warne would be honoured to be asked, he wouldn’t even consider it unless he was made captain, and even then he would be unlikely. I say, OK,” wrote Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter Fitzsimmons. “Ricky Ponting, we love you and thanks, but it just isn’t working.”
Even better, Warnie hasn’t really ruled it out. Just saying he’d be honoured but it would be unlikely to happen.
The twin cherries on the cake for BBM would be the thought of Ponting being so publicly humiliated and beating Warne on his home turf. Which we almost certainly would if this is the only card the Aussies have got left to play. It’s good to be a Pom people.