These gems are from Malcolm Conn from “The Australian” — and for those of you that do not know “The Australian” or Malcolm Conn, Conn is the senior guy in the stable that produced Peter Lalor! Perhaps Malcolm Conn, like Lalor is an Indofile too huh?
Anyway, Conn screams India turns up verbal assault but Ponting sticks to his game plan.
Meanwhile Saint Ponting suggests rather demurely, respectfully, sagaciously and in his usual sanguine, pipe-in-one-hand-brandy-in-the-other statesmanlike manner, without an inkling of a verbal assault in his tone — after all, the bastards who indulge in “verbal assault” must eat different stuff or look different — that India is in a spin over Anil Kumble’s future!
Is it the water they drink at “The Australian”?