The Poetry Of Waqar Younis

 

With thanks to ‘Ducking Beamers’…I love poetry, I love cricket, I love an inswinging yorker…Waqar unites all three – not on purpose I imagine!

Ducking Beamers: A Cricket Blog

From this (and inspired by this):

Sometimes it is good not to know

Too many things.

When you see a fast bowler trying too many things

It is not good for his future.

I was lucky that I knew only one thing:

To bowl fast.

——-

Big bananas come out of his hand.

——-

Yes, the pitches are flat,

They are slow,

But you have to learn.

We learned it too.

——-

Remember this:

It is not swinging the ball,

It is about dipping the ball.

And when you have a side-on action,

The ball dips more.

——-

What is tampering?

Is applying Vaseline or creams on the ball tampering?

Is scratching the ball tampering?

Is picking the seam tampering?

All these are ways of tampering.

——-

By the time you take that final leap,

You know what you are doing.

 

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I'll muse on various subjects, mainly involving willow, leather and grass. My natural instincts is to heap as many compound adjectives as I can to sporting natterings. If you like, then feel free to link :)
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