Graeme talks Trott

Posted on/at 8:57 PM by The Cricket Corollary

Graeme Smith was interviewed by the BBC on his old U/19 team-mate Jonathan Trott and how he thinks SA-fans will react towards him. Here is what he had to say:


"Jonathan is a talented cricketer and has taken (his selection for England) in his stride. (South Africans undertaking the English qualification process) is part and parcel of the professional world … fans probably make a bigger thing of it than the players do, I think. He made a firm decision a couple of years ago that it was the route he was going to take...He's grateful to have got the opportunity and hasn't pretended to be English or anything else... There will probably be some sarcastic comments and joking about the number of SA-born players in the squad, but Trotty also hasn't made any massive, abusive statements about the country he was born in...He's not been as outspoken as Kevin was … (Pietersen) created a lot of the tension and anger surrounding him."

17 comments:

Purna said...

Who asks Biff these questions and why does he answer them? Can he for once stop bitching and start concentrating on his cricket!

The Cricket Corollary said...

Rest assured, I agree on the KP vs Trott issue, this includes Strauss as well. I dont mind T & S playing for Eng, they wanted to make it big and there were being overlooked in SA. But they never badmouthed SA about it. I mean did you listen to their interviews, they still had their SA accents. But there goes KP bashing SA, claiming he don't even know the SA anthem (he must have the attention span of a goldfish)and changing his accent, it is aweful!

Brandon

Purna said...

I agree. KP has too much mommy issues that he brings into cricket, which is not necessary. We are not interested to know what he PMS's about. But, Biff needs to stop mentioning his name and give him so much importance.

Question, are their a lot of South African players who are British citizens as well? I am relishing the prospect of England being taken over by Saffas.

Do you know people from Africa immigrate to Canada to play cricket for the major leagues here? They are freaking awesome.

Anonymous said...

The BBC was asking him those questions because they were curious to hear from a Saffer re. English cricket issues. I heard that BBC interview and I think it was skewed to try and get him to say praiseworthy things about the poms. I think Smith might be keen on Trott. Pity he's married.

Stani Army said...

The SA English invasion will be halted by a second generation Stani one. They'll be more talented and have a British accent so will not have to pretend anything.

Cricket will be taken over by Stanis. Scottish team - Stani talent, English team - Stani talent, Afghan team - Stani talent.

Those are the nations which have so far ordered batches of my deoxyribonucleic acid. Canada is next on the list but they faltered on the last quarters payment unfortunately.

Anonymous is on to something there.

The Cricket Corollary said...

I think Strauss is the exception, he moved to England at the age of 6.

Brandon

Purna said...

BON! PARNIE HAS THE SWINE FLU!!

http://crickette.net/?p=253

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Stani, Canada doesn't need you. We have our Saffers.

BON SAVE PARNIE!

The Cricket Corollary said...

I know! I'm sure he will be alright. He went to the doc as soon as the flu symptoms started and already started taking Tamiflu. I just hope they quarantined him. I'll send a prayer.

Brandon

Christopher Poshin David said...

Get well soon Parnie......

Trott has promised great things but in the december he will be tested whether he will live up to them against the test champs SA....

The Cricket Corollary said...

Can you believe this girl? I am sending hate mail to crickette.net
Where is Morne's lover I want her intake on this.

Brandon

The Cricket Corollary said...

I'm with you Brandon.

Bella

Purna said...

Who is she? Why does she hate Parnie?

How can ANYONE hate Parnie?!

The Cricket Corollary said...

That link you posted, Purna, them.

The hobbit is playing.... whoop whoop

Brandon

Mary Jane said...

She's another one of those crazy Morne fans.
She hates Parny, coz she thinks that Parny was the main reason for what Morne was dropped from the SA Squad. And now that Parny's got Flu, she's hoping for a replacement for him in the face of Morne..
..got it?

The Cricket Corollary said...

I've made myself pretty clear on their site, but I don't think they will post my comments.

Brandon

Mary Jane said...

They have posted your comments.

The Cricket Corollary said...

Grand!

Brandon