Sunday, January 14, 2007

Todd rekindles old Aussie ways

I had never heard of Warwick Todd before the Ashes tour. A few Aussies had told me about him and his antics before realising he was actually a fictional character.

Written in tour diary-style by comedian Tom Gleisner, the books highlight Todd's incident-packed career with Australia, of which there were many moments. The unofficial website is an amusing read which even captures a fine team photo at the Taj Mohal.

All-night sessions from Andrew Symonds apart, the current crop of Australians have held themselves in a far more professional outlook since the era of David Boon's drinking exploits and Todd's fictional career.

Perhaps the Australian swansongs in the Caribbean will see them return to old habits by hitting the rum and jump-up parties.