So ... this kid is good. Very good.
Was watching him play India today - West Indies needed 500-odd to avoid an innings defeat, so it was hardly the most riveting cricket - but he played quite brilliantly nonetheless. Earlier in the year (or was it last year?), when they were in Sri Lanka, I saw him score a 50 and thought that he might be the next big thing in cricket (TNBTIC, for short). Am pretty bloody sure now.
I mean, look at that backlift! Seriously, gave me the creeps, I tell you. See, about 3 years ago, I made peace with myself that I would never see Lara bat again. Last year, Lara said that he might play T20 cricket again, and I was excited, but I told myself to wait and see if he did. No sign of that, so I am ok. I have moved on.
But now this bastard comes along. Made me wet my pants watching him bat. Fucker.
And then there's Marlon Samuels scoring 80 at the other end. Another guy who I thought would be very good back in 2003/2004, and then look what happened. Match-fixing, banned for 5 years.
Now he is back. The cover drive was still there. He seems bigger now (prison gym?), and although I hate, absolutely hate his guts for cheating ... he does look so bloody irresistible doesn't he?
Over and out.