The Ashes were won in 2005 from the dastardly Australians for the first time in 18 years because of the greatest innings ever seen in Test cricket - my 158 at The Oval.
Then my decision to sacrifice my captaincy to rid the England team of the imbecile Peter Moores put in place the Strauss-Flower axis that ensured further Ashes triumphs in 2009 and 2010/11. Who said I wasn't a team player?
Now I humbly give you Zafar Ansari. If I hadn't had the foresight to give the young lad my wicket at Cambridge a few weeks ago, Surrey would never have played him in the T20 match with Essex last night.
His 30 off 18 balls was right out of the KP school of batting except that he didn't get out to a left arm spinner. Maybe I should take some tips?
Once again, English cricket has good reason to be grateful to the magnificent me.
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