Darren Lehmann has nominated fellow fattie Mark Cosgrove to be Australia’s new batting sensation who can win the 2007 World Cup for Australia. Cosgrove was so fat at the start of the season that the South Australian selectors told him to put down that pie and lose some weight before they’d consider him. To the lad’s credit, he’s shrunk enough to get back into the side, and has had a merry old time of it in both forms of the game. He’s still a figure of substance though, and I can’t imagine the selectors liking his fielding atheleticism too much.
While I don’t think Cosgrove will get in for 2007 World Cup, he may well feature in the baggy green afterwards, because he’s quality. And speaking as a fellow-fattie, I think it’s a myth that only skinny weedy guys can be good fielders. With Merv Hughes on the selection panel, I’d like to think that Cosgrove has a chance, but after muching on it, you have to admit he’s a real outsider.