Key To Open For The Black Caps?

So the economy is shot to hell, and our political leaders don’t seem to know or care how to fix it.

Let’s instead focus on the important things. Like the cricket.

Prime Minister John Key was leading from the front today. He may have dropped the ball on the Pike River issue (Phil Goff has rightly slammed him for being all promises at the time of the disaster but leaving all decisions since then to others – couldn’t Key show some leadership on this issue?), but he was in imperious form at the Basin Reserve this afternoon. In the words of TV3 reporter Andrew Gourdie:

Prime Minister John Key entered the commentary box for some words of wisdom in the final session; precipitating another breakthrough for the New Zealand skipper, getting rid of Asad Shafiq.

Key does a guest commentary stint, a wicket falls while he’s on air, and now Key’s a genius. It figures.

So could our PM be NZ cricket’s secret weapon? Naturally, I’m not suggesting for a moment that he would have the wicket-taking potency of a Richard Hadlee. No, Hadlee could never take wickets while sitting in a chair, so can’t be compared to our PM.

I wonder if Key could open the batting too. He is so beloved of humanity that I’m sure the other team would feed him runs.