Monday, July 11

Focus

Some of us may have doubts about Warne's ability to bounce back from what would seem like gut-wrenching personal turmoil.
Mark Nicholas has none.

Even to begin to think that the recent shambles in his private life will affect Warne's cricket is to miss the point completely. That shambles will concentrate his mind absolutely. The Ashes will be an escape route. A chance to put the madness and its consequences aside, and to remind his audience of the reason for their fascination in the first place.

5 comments:

Ashwin Ramachandran said...

Well the part about his personality where he blames the world around him for all his problems, will get him through. As Mark Nicholas, Terry Jenner and several others think, I believe he's going to be as potent as ever. Only problem: life will begin for him after the Ashes.

Darryl said...

I agree. Warne will have a terrific Ashes series. He's determined ... we saw that in his century on return for Hampshire. And if the England players sledge him over his family breakdown, I think he's the sort of player who will become even more determined to prove that he's still a champion bowler.

akr said...

Oh, I agree as well, don't miastake me. I just don't want to say it too much and put a spook on the guy. I amy be a neutral in the Ashes, so to speak, but I definitely want to see a classic Warne performance...

Darryl said...

It's going to be quite a series for those of us who enjoy top quality bowling. If Flintoff, Harmison, Warne and McGrath are all bowling at their peak then we are in for a huge battle.

Bowled Warney said...

I agree, think it will be a great series, and I reckon Warney will shine. A bit like Steve Waugh, the more you try and get under his skin the better he gets. And yes it will be post Ashes when he will need to take stock of his life outside of cricket.