Adelaide: Staring at humiliating defeat in second Ashes test after Johnson Juggernaut hit them again; English Cricket Board has approached ICC for a ban on bouncers bowled at 150 km directed at head.
In an interview Cook alluding to Trott’s exit revealed that if this 150 + barrage continues, his team might end up with Fractured Skull’s or Stress Illness.
Such has been the influence of the Cross between Ox and Leopard called Johnson on English cricket that they have formed a delegation to review their “Only Giraffe’s as Fast Bowler policy”.
Botham informed our correspondent that he had long insisted for strong shoulders but Chris Broad with specific interests in Stuart’s ( Broad) career formed this policy of long Legged ( 6 feet 5 inches and above” ) Giraffe’s bowling short of good length as the future for English Cricket. Now with Johnson sending down bullets directed at heads or at stumps the English team is struggling for answers.
Andy Flower insisted that as coach he deciphered this problem in the First test and as a immediate step as a Goodwill gesture instructed his bowlers “Not to ball Short” or “Stare” at Johnson, but it seems to have little effect and Andy later confessed that even if we would have bowled short it would have hardly mattered as our Giraffe’s can ball bouncer but not shoot bullets.
KP seems to be the most perturbed as he wants to reconsider his choice of country to play cricket. He has this strong felling growing in him that at least Steyn and company could have dished out some reply. He was so perturbed by the lack of sting in English attack that he has started referring to Jimmy as “ Bhuvi” and Broad as ”Ishant” . Even Prior and Bell have taken likings to these names and atmosphere in dressing room is simmering as ofcourse Anderson and Broad have taken strong offense of these jibes.
The newbie’s, Carberry and Root each had to face one extra delivery from Johnson as the later overstepped and now both of them have sent formal requests to seek ways of not asking Johnson to get an extra go at them after bowling a No Ball.
ICC in a separate report has informed that to diffuse the situation they have promised a 5 Test Tour of India for England. They have categorically informed them that English can make merry of “Lambs” called Indian Medium Pacers on docile Indian Pitches but ECB went a step further and requested the tour to be in England as there is a scope of spinners exploiting conditions in India, when asked if Indian Fast bowler might be able to Exploit English conditions, Andy fell of his chair laughing.