by Anura Guruge
From this August 6, 2018 YouTube video — BELOW. Most recent example I could find. I have seen him, the last two days, on the England vs. India 2nd Test coverage from Lord’s. That is when I noticed it.
Click image to access MY POST from August 14, 2016.
I have, of course, been watching the engrossing England v India 2018 series with increasing fascination. The Tests have been so amazingly gripping that I have been trying to watch as much ball-by-ball coverage and pre-/post-match commentary as possible in addition to my usual consumption of the 1-hour ‘highlights’. That is how I had come to see full, body shots of Ian. It is NOT a pretty sight. I only saw the above video (from August 6, 2018), which quite clearly shows his overspilling belly, when I went looking for a picture to illustrate my point.
Ian and I are British contemporaries, in reality he 3-years my junior. I saw a LOT of him, some in the flesh (in Somerset (with Viv), in Hampshire and at Lord’s), and tons on TV. I like Ian. What is there NOT to like. He is the cricketer’s cricketer.
That is why I am distressed.
Why Ian? Why?
He knows better. He has a daughter with Type 1 diabetes. We also now know that he suffers from impotence! That sounds like an oxymoron. How can OUR Ian Botham be impotent?
This is NOT right.
Yes, he is not the only famous ex-cricketer lugging around a hefty gut.
Yes, he was ‘BEEFY’ all his adult life. But, never like this.
Yes, I need desperately to lose 20 – 30 pounds. But, luckily (and it just pure luck) my gut is not as big as his — as yet. So, I too suffer.
Please, Ian …
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by Anura Guruge