Was it an Aussie Prank or smoldering undies?

Unbelievable as it may sound, an Aussie prankster may have triggered England’s dismal performance in the 4th Test at Leeds.
The Sunday Telegraph published from New South Wales, claims that one of the member of the Australian team fans The Fanatics, set off a fire alarm deliberately to disturb the English cricketers sleep.
Remember the England Test team players were left standing in the street in their pajamas for more than 20 minutes until the all clear was given for them to return to their beds.
Hours later, they won the toss and collapsed spectacularly to 102 all out.
If this was the Australian media version, the English media blame a woman for inadvertently setting off the fire alarm by leaving rinsed underwear close to a light bulb to dry. The heat from the light bulb made the undies
smolder and that set off the fire alarm.
One finds both versions fantastic and unbelievable. All said and done this should give England an excuse for their batting failure and the English wicket keeper Matt Prior has taken the cue and blamed the disturbance for England’s poor show.



Blogger Vikas said...

This can be treated as just excuse.

09/08/2009, 14:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are blaming the fire alarm for their troubles in the field, I really hate to call them 'Professionals'....

09/08/2009, 14:48  
Blogger Christopher Poshin David said...

The English miss Freddie.....

09/08/2009, 15:15  
Blogger Ottayan said...


True, but this how legends are born.:)

09/08/2009, 17:02  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Not yet. They will use it once they have lost the match.

Remember, the fog in Kolkata excuse.:)

09/08/2009, 17:03  
Blogger Ottayan said...



09/08/2009, 17:03  

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