Sunday, 18 March 2007

Bob Woolmer has died

Puts Pakistan's defeat to Ireland in perspective, doesn't it?

Hopefully, some good will come off this tragedy. Indian and Pakistani fans must realise they are guilty of taking the game far too seriously, routinely burning effigies of players after defeats. Just this morning, angry mobs were reported to be attacking Mahendra Singh Dhoni's house in India.

Tributes to Bob - the fine Test batsman and coaching innovator who gave his life to cricket and was a thoroughly decent man to boot, invariably generous with his time and happy to engage in contact with fans - are more than welcome. He'll certainly be missed.

(See Dileep Premachandran's 'The Price of Passion')

6 comments:

Chrispy said...

Well said, cricket is better for having known Bob Woolmer.

geezer466 said...

RIP Bob Woolmer. You will be sadly missed.

David Hinchliffe - Cricket Fitness, Coaching and Tips said...

Bob was one of the best coaches in the world and seemed to be a thoroughly decent chap too. It's a sad day for cricket. RIP Bob

Richard Lake said...

He was such a good coach,, it's easy to forget what a great player he was. A sad, sad loss.

Nick Gammons said...

Cricket will rightly mourn the loss of one of it's greatest enthusiasts.

Whinging Pom said...

Bob was a legend of the game and will be forever missed. It was a sad, sad day for cricket when he passed away. Shame he never got the chance to coach England. RIP