Sandi and the Proteas didnâ€™t. Survive, that is. But unlike the Proteas, who really didnâ€™t ever look like they were in the game against a blazing India today, poor ole Sandi didnâ€™t see it coming! And I felt quite sorry for her actually, unlike the unscratchable itch of irritation I felt for the South African cricket camp. Come on cricket strategists! It doesnâ€™t take brain surgery to work out that a. we need to have some proper spinners in the team when SA play in the sub continent, and b. the Proteas need to know how to play against the Indian spin bowlers. Not rocket science. I am disappointed. Now, itâ€™s time to thank Herschel and send him on his way, and JP Duminy needs to go back to the drawing board. I hate it when the Proteas go two nil down in a three game series.
Know what I think? I think the Proteas could learn some spin from the Survivor contestants. Shoo whee, how was tonightâ€™s episode? What a lot of twisting and turning, back spinning, back pedalling, double talking, back stabbing blind siding and tension making stuff. That Timbila team scared me tonight! And Sandi Schultz was the sacrificial somebody. I think she just tried to keep too low a profile, and she got blitzed. Yo, and that Ashleigh Hayden plays a tough game. She certainly didnâ€™t need those lovely reward pillows; I think she needed to stay awake all night every night to plot and scheme. And then there was poor Louw! His macho sensibilities got hurt man, and it was quite cute, and terribly transparent to see all that stuff at play. At least itâ€™s out there, on the surface. Not like that Ashleigh! A snake in the grass, I tell ya, a real spin bowler.
I was quite freaked out when my favourite, Gys, had to go over to snake-in-the-grass team, so Iâ€™m relieved that next week will see the merger. Then itâ€™s every survivor for themselves! Could start to get really interesting. Hmmm. Seems like Iâ€™m hooked again! Which is just as well, since I canâ€™t watch the cricket anymore!