State of Origin Rep
I don't watch replays of sports I love, so I certainly won't be watching that wanker playing cricket. I just honestly don't get it, I actually find the Sydney to Hobart more exciting, at least those guys are constantly working their ass off and doing what they do.
I love T20, and I mean, I don't hate one dayers, but honestly, what sick bastards are going to a stadium for 4 - 5 days to watch this in the heat?
He certainly is, but he was also a magician with the ball in hand. While in time I appreciated the McGraths, Gillespies etc, Warne was always the most exciting growing up, because he made things happen. Maybe not this over, maybe not for another 5, but he got you in the end, many times making you get yourself out. Test cricket is like that in general: much of it is a slow burn, as both sides value wickets much more than limited overs, and it’s a matter of who breaks first.
But the entire game can also change in an instant, with either a wicket or conversely a dropped catch or misfield going a long way to determining the match.
That’s why it’s so enjoyable.
Test cricket is still easily the best. ODIs, to keep with Sproj’s analogy, are like the WCC/internationals. They happen at the end of the summer/season, and no one really cares what happens unless it’s a World Cup.
You go there to sink a thousand beers, make beer snakes that are promptly confiscated by the fun police and hurl abuse at the fielders on the boundary. It’s actually worth it.