Written by Ellis Ian Fields

Monday, 21 July 2014

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Michael Clarke yesterday.

Calls to promote England cricket's new young hero, Joe Root, to captain were welcomed around the world today.

The 22-year-old who has scored centuries in back-to-back tests is being hailed as the man save England cricket following the dismal run under the leadership of Alistair Cook.

"Too right mate - make young Rooty the skipper," says Australian captain, Michael Clarke. "Give the youngster the responsibility of pulling the poms round.

"What a bonzer idea for wrecking his form and making sure he ends up a gibbering wreck in a home for bewildered English cricketers. Ripper!"

Visiting Indian captain, MS Dhoni, agreed: "That would indeed be good for everyone - hobble a bright new youngster before his career really gets going."

Unfortunately, we were unable to find an Afrikaans interpreter before speaking to Hashim Amla of South Africa.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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