Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few days (hello Osama!), you’ll have noticed that Duncan Fletcher is about to publish his autobiography. Now this is something I’ve been looking forward to ever since I first heard he was writing it. I always liked Fletch and I think that he’s going to be exposing an awful lot about the state of English cricket in his book.
However, in typical British tabloid tradition, the one thing that the newspapers have focused on in their reviews is not the rise of England from the also rans to Ashes winners nor the introduction of central contracts or the fact that cricket has become popular once more. No. They want to focus on the important things in life. The stuff that sells newspapers.
According to the exclusive abridged version of Behind The Shades being published in the Daily Mail, and naturally the rest of the world within seconds of the ink drying, the most important thing to come out of Duncan Fletchers tenure as England coach is this.
Andrew Flintoff likes a beer.
In other news the world is round.