I said England did not stand a chance.
I said their bowling was shit.
I said Stuart Broad was worse than shit.
Not only did England win the Ashes, Stuart Broad played an instrumental role in taking them to that series win.
I don't have an egg, I have a full omelette on my face!
Broad and Swann, whom I always expected to have an impact during the Ashes, took the game away on the 2nd day itself when they had Australia bending over after being bowled out for 160.
The game was always going in only one direction after that.
Not even the most optimistic Australians would have thought they stood a chance.
It is an unbelievable result because I really did not think England had it in them to win the Ashes this year.
Looking back at the series, I really don't know how they managed it.
As many as 8 centuries came from the blades of Australians; as compared to only 2 from the English.
The highest batting average (besides Jonathan Trott) belonged to an Australian.
The most number of wickets belonged to an Australian.
In fact the top 3 wicket takers in the series were Australians!
The best bowling average belonged to an Australian.
Yet, through some freak act of nature or something, England won the series 2-1.
How the hell that happened, I will never understand.
Ricky Ponting got booed for pointing out how looking at the stats no one will be able to say that Australia did not win the series, but if I was in his place, I would have said the same damn thing.
As for England. Wow. Second Ashes series win in as many Ashes series at home. Achievement that is!
And Stuart Broad. He ended as the highest wicket taker on the England side.
Probably he ain't shit any more.
Ricky Ponting, though, is.
Poor guy; I feel for him. I really do.
Two series in England as captain and two series losses; he's in the company of not many Australia captains.
At the end all I can say is - Unbelievable!