The Ghost Who Rocks

I love cricket. Possibly more than is entirely healthy. But probably 80% of what there is to know about the game, I don’t.

Here are some things I know.

Chris Martin is 36 years old. Chris Martin is a punchline. Chris Martin cannot bat. Chris Martin is not Shane Bond.

Chris Martin has 187 test wickets, at an average of 34.44 and an economy rate of 3.42.

Chris Martin has a sense of humour. Chris Martin got Jesse Ryder to his maiden Test Century. Chris Martin leaps like a lanky-shaven-headed-yet-still-graceful gazelle at the end of his run-up. Chris Martin has knocked over 5 top-order Indian batsmen for 25 runs. On November 7 2010 Chris Martin scored three times as many runs as Virender Sehwag before sending Sachin Tendulkar back to the pavilion with a flick of his wrists. Chris Martin has really pretty eyes.

Pretty, pretty eyes.

So dreamy!

When Chris Martin takes a wicket, he roars his awesome badassery to the skies, and the very ground trembles beneath him.

Chris Martin is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

They call Chris Martin The Phantom, even though he doesn’t wear a purple bodysuit and stripy Y-fronts. (That I know of. But even if he does, he probably rocks that look. Rocks it hard.)

Chris Martin is cooler than you.

No, I don’t know who you are. But I know Chris Martin’s cooler than you.


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  1. #1 by sixsixeight on 07/11/2010 - 10:19 pm

    Nice to see you back on your blog [I must attend to mine one of these days…]

    Mr Martin….Mr Cool, but shit hot today!

    We need more bowling like this all round!

  2. #2 by gb2bg on 07/11/2010 - 10:42 pm

    One thing I have noticed about Chris McCool Martin is that he never stops to give a cold hard stare or say some niceties to the batsmen, even if he beat ’em up or got their wicket. Just simple, roar, jump and giggling like a girl.

    Did you too…
    Really heartwarming to see this 36yr old do something that most young Kiwi fasties/mediumees don’t, play, without getting injured after just one match.

  3. #3 by Iron_Monkey on 01/12/2010 - 6:59 am

    Welcome back – I had you on my cricket-blog-bookmark-list thingy, but took it off recently assuming you had moved on to greener pastures. But you write well, so your blog is back on the bookmarks. Thank you.

    • #4 by reina on 04/12/2010 - 11:51 am

      Thanks! I would love to blog more regularly, but my job prevents it. I’m trying very hard though!

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