"I want to sit down with him and see if there is any way we can move forward with our relationship because it hasn't been great."
Reading that statement makes me feel like a disappointed girl is trying to patch things up with her boy friend. She obviously feels that the relationship has soured and come to a stand still but her heart wants to take it forward cause she misses all the love.
But its not a girl.
Its Matthew Hayden, and its look like he's missing his daily fix of weed. After 2 and a half months of making love with Harbhajan Singh, Matthew Hayden wants more of him. Watsup Matty? Missing your Indian love?
The Aussies talk about being tough on opponents and getting under their skin and here's one trying to get on the good side. Did Bhajji get the better of Matty? Or is it just Matty's conscious speaking?
He went on to say:
"I'd like to see where he's at and see if we can patch up our differences. Frankly, everyone is sick of it."
So the Aussies are sick of the Indians beating them at the verbal game they have perfected over the years? Or what exactly is it that is driving the Aussies sick? I sense 2 interesting nights at the pub for Matty and Bhajji when Mumbai and Chennai meet during the course of the IPL, if Bhajji accepts the proposal.
Matty's next comment was:
"If anything, the IPL will help us"
So he sees the IPL as an event that will help rekindle the flame with his lost love. Its just been 2 weeks since the Indians left Australia and Matty's already heartbroken. Missing the action Matty? You should have toured Pakistan, Afridi would have been a good fling on the rebound.
Then there was a final comment that caught my interest:
"There can be a sense of hypocrisy there. You know, I cross myself when I get 100, then I'm at first slip giving it to the Indians. At what point do you cross the line?"
So basically, its Matty's religious self that is feeling guilty or rather like a "hypocrite". I guess Matty paid a visit to the confession box after the series and he was told that this is what he should do.
Whats intriguing to me about all this is that I have never before seen an Aussie come out like this trying to patch things up with an opponent they have pissed off. There have been so many in the past and the Aussies have been brutal and ruthless with all of them on and off the field.
So why does Matty feel the need to 'patch things up'?
My guess is as good as yours.