FORMER Tasmania cricketer and Fox Sports columnist Brett Geeves has hit back at Australia coach Darren Lehmann’s suggestion that Geeves “wasn’t a very good player”.
Lehmann didn’t take too kindly to Geeves’ column about the mixed messages regarding young opener Matt Renshaw’s India Test tour spot.“I don’t listen to Brett - he wasn’t a very good player,” Lehmann said about the three-time Australian limited overs paceman.The comical Tasmanian responded with his trademark wit in his latest Fox Sports column
, likening the Australian cricket hierarchy to India’s ugly traffic flow.“So of course Darren Lehmann thinks I am an average cricketer,” Geeves wrote.“It’s ingrained in him as a defense mechanism to either call me a s**t bloke or a s**t cricketer.“Yet all he has unwittingly achieved is provide us with an example of the types of attitudes that still exist in our game: a recognition that the foundation for the code is real and that the views of anyone that didn’t play at a higher level than ‘Boof’ should be mocked, ridiculed and sent to the wasteland of internet-based journalism; regardless of the depth of knowledge, experiences and fact provided to support the view.”Then came the “Geeves v Lehmann” stats, which the former surprisingly came out on top.
“As for Geeves v Lehmann? Well I know you are wondering,” Geeves wrote, before calling Lehmann his “bunny”.“In the two Shield games we played against each other he averaged 29 and I got nine wickets - including Boof’s scalp twice.“In four one-day games, where I took six wickets at 22, he averaged 31, and I got him once – and didn’t get to bowl to him in two others as he was already dismissed.“So across the four games I got to bowl to him, I dismissed him three times.
“The code was made to be broken.
"Anyone got bunny ears?" Lehmann responded on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon about Geeves' latest column, saying he "enjoyed reading this one". Read the full article here