October is fast becoming my favourite month. First Morne, then Jakes and now the great White Lightning! Allan Donald was one of my first Proteas I fell in love with(the others being Jonty and Hansie). I remember turning on the t.v. and watching a skinny man with crazy eyes bowl the perfect bouncer to Atherton. I was sold!
He epitomized fast bowling. The looks, the body language, the running in and the deadly yorkers. He was the perfect leader of fast bowlers. Truly after the Allan, Wasim, Waqar, Courtney and Curtly era there hasn't emerged a single genuine fast bowler that can convincingly lead his pack.
Look at me, I sound like a 70 year old war veteran speaking of the good old days. But what can I do? Dale Steyn can't get over the fact that he was labeled the next White Lightning (premature, disgustingly premature!) and Wayne Parnell is too young! Honestly Allan, you need to sit these boys down and give them counseling. That should be your job...not coaching Englishmen who will amount to nothing!
But today, you can celebrate. Celebrate like the good old manic days.