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Episode 28: Shane Watson's homework

Gideon Haigh talks to Jarrod about their favourite topic, Shane Watson. They also talk about Cricket Australia's good front page publicity and why Shane Warne is staying pretty quiet. (35:54)

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 12, 2013

Posted by   on (March 13, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

You really do have to be a sadist to love Australian cricket at the moment. It is just embarrassing. What would Boonie do? That's what I keep wondering. What would David Clarence Boon MBE do if someone came at him about his "high skin-fold" or giving "backchat" or not having handed in his homework? "The game is not the same."

Posted by atpoint on (March 13, 2013, 5:10 GMT)

Good points by Jarrod and Gideon. But still begs the question of perhaps better ways to build culture, spirit and morale than Arthur's 'line in the sand' of public humiliation which puts world focus on Australian cricket's issues. There are also issues around Clarke and his approach to these problems.

Posted by m0se on (March 12, 2013, 10:14 GMT)

If not doing presentations was a criteria for being dropped, it should be told beforehand. The coach and captain can't just sit down and come up with whatever punishment they desire for whatever random thing they want the players to do. What if Clarke or Arthur decides players should come to his house and wash his car and fix his lawn and drop players who don't show up?

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