You know just how lazy this is? Firstly, it was meant to be 5 videos and secondly, it was meant to be uploaded last Sunday. Yeah. It’s really, really, really lazy that I couldn’t be arsed to find 3 more videos and didn’t fancy the faff of doing it last Sunday. So here are 2, yes just 2, videos. Enjoy.
*EDIT* – as evidence (?) of aforementioned laziness, this post was apparently published on the 25th of February. I absolutely guarantee that it was published on the 6th of March instead. Anyway whatever, watch these videos that I found for you, yer slob.
1) Fred Trueman congratulates Dennis Lillee on his 300th Test wicket
In this video, Trueman sups on a pint of bitter whilst congratulating Lillee on going past both he and the West Indian Lance Gibbs on the all-time Test wicket-takers list. That’s how it starts, anyway, before Trueman has a moan at both Yorkshire and England for not sending him a telegram to congratulate him and then tells us all about his favourite wicket. With smoking pipe in hand this is, as the esteemed Robelinda2 tells us, ‘gold’.
2) Ronnie Irani warms up on the boundary
On the ill-fated English tour Down Under of 2002/03, there were minor positives. Michael Vaughan announced himself, the English competed gamely and Ronnie Irani did this in the dying overs of the first ODI at the SCG. Mimicking something Merv Hughes used to get up to, he gives Nasser Hussain something to laugh about. It also gives us a fleeting glimpse of Gareth Batty playing cricket for England, which is rare.