I do that to look intelligent

Mayukh Ghosh


During an Ashes tour match, after a rain delay, pressmen found the Australian captain probing the pitch dubiously with his thumb.
One of the reporters wondered, “Any chance of play?”
“I dunno. I only do that to look intelligent in front of the crowd.”, he replied rather sardonically.

Lindsay Hassett, my favourite Australian cricketer, was born on August 28, 1913.