Breaking bad – Can England bring the Walter White out of Gary Kirsten?

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I recently finished watching the Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad series. Unlike the Wolf of Wall Street, or James Anderson, it more than lived up to its hype and I found it most brilliant.

The reason I bring it up here, is because I’m seeing some clear similarities between the lead character of the show, Walter White, and that of cricket coach supremo, Gary Kirsten.

 

Who’s your choice for King Kallis’ Test replacement?

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Naturally there will never be an actual ‘replacement’ for Jacques Kallis in the Proteas Test team. Thinking there is, is like kicking Kate Upton out of bed because you think you will find another girl just like her on the way to work.

But someone needs to come in for him, and that offers up a multitude of team dynamics worth discussing. So let’s see if we can decide on the replacement in time for the Aussie tour.

Friday Flashback – The legendary Allan Donald.

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2013 saw two gigantic Test career’s come to an end. King Kallis said farewell with a century against the BCCI XI, and Sachin Tendulkar said farewell against the West Indies in a BCCI arranged tribute Test.

While the world heaped praise on both of them, I couldn’t help but think of other past legends. A personal favourite being none other than Allan ‘White Lightening’ Donald.

The 2013/14 Ashes by the numbers.

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Midway through 2013, English cricketers and fans alike were rather upbeat and feeling good about themselves. They were giving the Aussies six of the best, trousers down, and didn’t have a worry in the world.

Fast forward to today however, and they all look as sad as a puppy caught next to a puddle of piss. And the numbers I have to show you here illustrate why.

Forget the figures, remember the true legend of Jacques Kallis.

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While the world (well, everyone except Daryl Cullinan) fixates over the stats and figures of Jacques Kallis’ incredible Test career, I can’t help but look past those.

It’s a difficult thing to do, but in really celebrating this extraordinary cricketer, we need to look a little deeper and analyse the gigantic career that drew to a close yesterday.