In my long ago childhood The Wizard had a character called The Wolf of Kabul.
Bill Sampson a British Army officer and his trusty sidekick Chung were the scourge of Afghan tribesmen. Chungs weapon of choice was a Cricket Bat that he affectionately named “Clicky Ba”. Many a Pathan was despatched with a blow to the head.
It would appear we have come full circle, and the Afghans are wielding the Willow.
Today Afghanistan took part in this years World Twenty20 competition.
This has caught the eye of Sam Mendes, celebrated movie maker of “American Beauty” fame. It is just the kind of, “Underdogs triumph over adversity” story that Hollywood loves.
It is indeed a remarkable story.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could use the Duckworth Lewis method to declare a result in Afghanistan therefore allowing our troops to come home?