Knees are important in this game of cricket. I mean look at Micheal Vaughan. His knee made him retire.
Simon Jones had knee problems and now he just flirts with English selection. Actually in Jones’s case everything below his torso seems to have an issue. Except with the ladies. Who really enjoy his torso.
Now Murali has gone and done his knee in. Just before a test series too. How many Pakistani batsmen will be enjoying their Kottus and getting some good sleep tonight. Of course if your last name was Butt you probably wouldn’t sleep well on most nights.
So this has really tipped the scales in the first test. Murali might play second fiddle in 20 over matches to Malinga and Mendis but with a red ball the man is still a genius. And he does well against the Pakistanis too.
And at Galle. With an average of 17 he is only 4 short of a 100 wickets in 13 games. If I averaged that at a ground, I would make sweet love to the pitch after every game. That is not to say Murali doesn’t
So all this means is that our man, Splendid Mendis leads the spin attack for the first time in his career. These are exciting times for us. After Lahore the great man has been finding his range again. In a nutshell, its a glimpse into the future of Sri Lankan cricket. When Murali has retired and Mendis is numero uno under King Sanga. Who shall never retire and play on till his last breath is taken or his knees give out.
See, We told you knees are important.