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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Pulling a Mcgrath

In yesterday India-South Africa ODI at Bangalore, Andre Nel pulled a Mcgrath. What does pulling a Mcgrath mean, you ask. Does it mean pitching the ball in the same corridor, with a nagging accuracy and surprising bounce? Nope, that's bowling like Mcgrath. It also does not mean that you pull a delivery bowled by Mcgrath. Nope, that's.....a miracle.

Pulling a Mcgrath means you initiate a verbal duel with the batsman, and then if the batsman shows the gumption to talk back, you play the victim, and squeal to the umpire. Or get your team-mates to support you since you can't handle the duel yourself.