Definitely time for a laugh!
Why would I make fun of our valiant Australian cricketers? Well it proves at least that my sense of humour extends to accepting jokes on us. They are so often on others. Also I find that Australians can be too serious about winning, to the detriment of the best ideals of sportsmanship and spirit of the game.
Other countries are not immune to the same human weaknesses but, MY country should meet MY standards, if they are to receive my unqualified support.
Hope you enjoy this and forgive me for my slide into the risque area. Please do not take this as a defence of rape or as chauvinism.
An Indian lady walked into a Police Station and the desk Sergeant said “Can I help you?”
“Yes” she said, “I’d like to report a case of sexual assault”.
“Where did it happen?” the Sergeant asked.
“In the park just down the road” she replied.
“Can you describe what happened?”
“Yes, I was walking along the footpath in the park near the trees when a man jumped out of the bushes and dragged me in there, removed my underwear then he dropped his pants to his knees and had his way with me”.
“Could you give me a description of him?”
“Yes, he was wearing white shoes, long white trousers, a white shirt and he had these two big long pads from his feet up to and over his knees, one on each leg”.
“Sounds to me like he was a cricketer, most probably a batsman”, said the Sergeant.
“Yes”, said the lady, “He was an Australian Cricketer”.
“That’s very observant”, said the Sergeant, “You worked that out from his accent?”
“No”, she replied. “I worked it out because he wasn’t in for very long”.