16 April 2008

Who ate all the pies?

'Some people just make a strong impression upon you. The other day my five-year-old son was watching the highlights of a New Zealand-England ODI, the one we lost by 10 wickets. Later I was bowling to him along the diagonal of our living room and James had become Jesse Ryder. It was Ryder this, Ryder that, except when he got out: that was Alastair Cook. Later, at dinner, we told him that he wouldn't grow to be Jesse Ryder unless he ate all his fish fingers. James snorted with derision. "No one wants to be that fat," he said'

- Marcus Berkmann, 'The beauty of the bulge', Cricinfo, 15 April 2008

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