I’M glad the whole Ian Bell run out fiasco hasn’t tainted yet another awesome England cricketing display.
Is there actually any debate that Andrew Strauss’ men are now the top test team in the world? As far as my lifetime goes, I can’t remember us having a stronger unit.
Since when did our fifth choice bowler – Tim Bresnan on this occassion – step up to the plate with a five-fer and 90 runs against the likes of India?
This England side have a real aura about them – something often said of the great Australian team of circa 2000-2010.
The Bell incident was a little unsavoury, but MS Dhoni and his India side probably got it right when they chose to withdraw their appeal.
But you have to wonder if a more aggressive skipper like Ricky Ponting would have let him off...
•FOOTBALL fans take note – Sergio Agüero is possibly the most exciting player to arrive in the Premier League this decade.
The talented £38million Argentine, who will be strutting his stuff at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium this season, is a genuine world class talent.
So far this summer we’ve seen Liverpool waste £40million on average Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson and Tottenham hold out for a ridiculous fee for Luke Modric.
But most of the big boys have been pretty tentative in the market.
Big-spending City are probably one more top player away from being genuine title contenders. And I wouldn’t bet against them opening their cheque book again before the transfer window slams shut.
•CHRISTIAN Horner and Red Bull should take a leaf out of McLaren’s book when it comes to team orders.
British duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button went toe-to-toe in an exhilarating Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday, resulting in a number of daredevil overtaking moves. Sadly whenever Mark Webber gets close to champion-elect team-mate Sebastian Vettel, he’s warned to “maintain his distance” by supremo Horner.
I’ve moaned about this before, but McLaren proved on Sunday that you can still get the job done – Button won and Hamilton was fourth – by letting both drivers get on with it.