British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan is surely a well-known personality in India by now, and social, courtesy his abrasive tweet that was directed at India’s performance in the recently concluded Olympics. Many famous personalities including former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag responded to Morgan’s tweet with priceless jibes.
But this was not the only occasion when the 51-year old, author of eight books, had to face the wrath of a cricketer. When an entire England line-up went packing against a merciless Australian side during the 2014 Ashes, it was Piers who showcased a ‘strong British character` by facing a certain Brett Lee.
Some viewers switched off the television mid-way while many witnessed the event unfold. An express fast bowler from Australia was seen bowling an infamous bodyline sort of deliveries to a journalist, for whom holding a bat was more about spending a pleasant Sunday evening in a park. Lee bowled a volley of short pitched deliveries that almost knocked Morgan’s head off. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan and Shane Warne watched the action from the sidelines, as the bruised batsman kept saying ‘ Bring it on Mate! Bring it on!`
Lee bowled a hostile over, that was hardly encouraging and was far too away from being legal too. Instead of swinging the cherry around, beating the blade of the batsman, the fifth most successful bowler for Australia in Tests went on to hit Piers’ body black and blue. The spirited batsman seemed all over the place but kept on facing the short ones that came on his way. Channel 9’s cricket show did receive an impressive viewership but the entertainment was not the first word that came to the public mind. Brett Lee surely won the contest but it was Morgan’s daring show that received lots of accolades.
Cric Crak thinks as much as he deserved to be trolled by Sehwag for passing silly comments on India this effort surely deserves a standing ovation!