[QUOTE=Verbout;17510887]ADF, I take it you’re referring to the domestic violence incident?
It was over 20 years ago, he was dealt with by the authorities, in France.[/QUOTE
He was still convicted and his response to being asked about it, shows he has little remorse. He is an arrogant git imho.
But he was brilliant with a bat. He came back after self imposed international exile - 1977 I believe. Wanted to help Yorkshire win the championship first - never did.
Mike Brearley, played him like a fiddle - pandering to his ego. For once he did what he was supposed to do - stay at the crease for eternity, picking up singles and defending his wicket. He was there so long the Aussie bowlers needed life support after such a long spell, trying to find his bails.
But he did revert to type at one point. It concerned “long - bat” Randall, who had endeared himself to the crowd behind the stumps and did a cartwheel when the Aussies we dismissed.
I and the vast majority of people I know, that watched that test, are convinced he got Randall run out deliberately. We all though Randall was stealing his limelight.
Botham had a great Test as well. But Brearley, who is a psychiatrist, yet was not performing very well with the bat, was a genius. Out though the Aussies and Boycott. A great English Captain.
That win, which secured the ashes, was substantially down to Brearley. For once, Boycott showed some discipline for the benefit of those, other than himself!
Last edited by sizewell; 1 Week Ago at 08:04.
Reason: Correcting my memory - 1977 Test.