Thursday, 20 October 2011

Boom boom

Fantasy Bob has joined the world wide rejoicing that Shahid Afridi has withdrawn his conditional retirement from international cricket and is making himself available for forthcoming Pakistan ODI and T20 matches.  If ever there was a cricketer that FB might consider paying a premium on a ticket price to make sure he was playing it would be Afridi.  Of course Afridi may not merit selection by the new Pakistani management team  whose arrival has given him the opportunity to reverse his conditional retirement following differences of opinion and temperament with the previous incumbents..  FB is not sure what conditional retirement means and whether a pension is available with it.  But if Afridi is not selected for Pakistan, FB can assure him that a place in the All Star Carlton 4th XI is his for the asking - he can consider himself conditionally selected.

Little Walter
John Lee Hooker

But it is not just FB who welcomes Afridi back.  The all action leg spinner and holder of 2 of the fastest hundreds in ODIs is a firm favourite of the Chicago blues fraternity.  To prove it, here are tributes to Boom Boom by 2 figures justifiably held to be legends of the blues - John Lee Hooker and Little Walter Jacobs.

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