I landed in London this morning and as I stepped out of Heathrow, I was greeted by rain.
It took me over an hour to get to where I was supposed to; when I got there I found out that the morning session of the 3rd Ashes test had also been greeted by rain.
I waited all afternoon for play to start; when it finally did, I was shocked.
I was shocked to see the news that Phil Hughes dropped from the side!
Hughes had a dream debut series against South Africa and after just two below par performances in this Ashes series, he finds himself dropped.
I never thought that the Australian team could act like the Pakistan one who have hardly shown patience with their openers in recent times.
Having said that, Australia got off to a great start courtesy Shane Watson and Simon Katich.
Maybe Hughes would not have provided a similar start but I still don't think he deserved to be dropped.
His replacement however, Watson, was impressive. He played a few lovely strokes. Katich's cameo was a surprise though; I have never seen him play so aggressively. In test cricket atleast.
Australia are off to a flying start in this 3rd test; while I am too with my first day in the UK giving me a taste of both the rain and the bright sunshine.
It is amazing how quickly the weather changes within minutes here. Almost as quickly as Pakistan's cricketers change shades!