Sledge Master

Monday, 27 November: All my life I've been expecting the call. Selector Merv Hughes rang this morning. "The Poms aren't scared of us anymore," he said. "The zip has gone out of the attack, the middle order is useless. We need someone special." They wanted me to have a crack. There hadn't been a decent sledger since Hayden retired. Even he was piss weak compared with Steve Waugh. Legend. The world saw how I stuck it up Bush and called Howard an arse licker. Torched the Labor party, too. With so many Welshmen and 'Boks in the Poms' team, Merv said...

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