The photographic proof that Warne will play in The Ashes
There’s talk today that Shane Warne may return for the Ashes. It’s all speculation and hype, of course. Or is it???
The Punch has today conducted a hard-hitting analysis of photo evidence, and can reveal exclusively that Warne is right on track in his preparations for his midyear assault on the English.
Canny as ever, Warne has undertaken his exhaustive Ashes training in a manner which disguises his true intent. Just as batsmen never knew if he was bowling a leggie or a googly, many people will be fooled and mistake these photos for staged PR shots, paparazzi snaps and twitpics. Not us. These are all evidence of an Ashes training regimen like no other.
In this picture, it is clear that Warne is studying his old ways to recapture that old magic.
Again, here is Shane under this statue of himself studying his form in his sneaky, top secret Ashes preparation.
Test cricket is an unimaginably tough game. Have you ever seen a wicket keeper’s fingers? Yich. Well, that’s nothing on what a spinner does to his digits. Shane knows this, which is why he delibrately sustained a BBQ injury to toughen up his fingers for the Ashes battle ahead.
So that’s it. What more evidence do you need? Shane Warne will take the field this Australian winter, or this English summer - and let’s face it, what’s the diff?
In other cricket news just to hand, Michael Clarke’s years with Lara Bingle have been revealed as an officially sanctioned Cricket Australia mental toughening exercise to prepare him for the captaincy.
Comments on this post close at 8pm AEST
Read all about it
Up to the minute Twitter chatter
The latest and greatest
Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…
I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…
In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…