Art for Art's Sake

Another player whose international career seems firmly in the twilight zone now is Michael Vaughan, and it was very interesting to read here about his first forays into the world of modern art.

My impression of the finished works is that they're quite original, if somewhat stereotyped, and sadly too expensive for me.

What was even more interesting to me, though, were Vaughan's words, quoted at the end of the Cricinfo piece:

'So far all I've done is chronicle my own career, but this summer I'm hoping Straussy lifts the Ashes in August, and I can ring him and say 'Come on, let's do a five piece collection of your great moments from the series.'

These plainly reveal that Vaughan doesn't expect to be there himself. Given the fact that he hardly ever makes any runs these days, perhaps he's only being realistic, but it's one of the oldest truisms in sport (and often in life) that if you don't really believe you're going to do something, you aren't going to do it.

The King is Dead...?


Thiru Cumaran said...

Well, come on, if he isn't in form, then how in the name of the good God can you expect him to frighten the Aussies? The only way to win is to have Ravi @ no.3 and pick Flintoff as a specialist bowler (if he is available)

Brian Carpenter said...

Did I give the impression that I expected Vaughan to 'frighten the Aussies'? I hope not as I'd be mad if I thought that.

Unless he makes a lot of runs in county cricket soon, he'll never play another international match and I wouldn't be surprised to see him retire completely before long.

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