Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Fat Cat Tuesday

Fantasy Bob has long concluded that the world is ill divided between those who can play leg spin bowling and those who cannot.

His conclusion received further confirmation with the publication of a report which labels this Tuesday as Fat Cat Tuesday.  This report reveals that in the few days since the start of 2016, a number of batsmen have already scored more runs this year than Fantasy Bob will over the whole year.  These include Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow and Hashim Amla.

As if this wasn't enough to stir FB's revolutionary fervour and demand that the authorities immediately introduce some positive redistributive measures - surely some of Ben Stokes' runs could be used for the charitable purpose of improving FB's average.

Fat Cats
But FB's sense of outrage is further provoked as he now reads that in the first few days of this year a young batsman has scored in one innings not only more than FB will in any one season, but more runs than FB has scored in his entire career.

Pranav Dhanawade scored 1009 not out in a school match in Mumbai.  In doing so he broke one of the oldest records in the history of cricket, that of fellow schoolboy AEJ Collins whose 628 not out scored in 1899 has long been held as the highest innings ever recorded.

As FB's post of some time ago records, Collins did not make the leap into first class cricket and was unfortunate enough to be killed at Ypres in 1914.

It will be interesting to see if Dhanawade's cricket career prospers or not - has he been a cat who has gorged too early on the cream?

Fat Cat gorging on cream or future star?

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