Pompous Piers Morgan cops a hammering from Brett Lee

Regular readers will know that we here at WOBH think Piers organ is a bit of a cocksmoker.

This time his mouth got him hurt. He was sledging Brett Lee right up till he had to face him…

Morgan, who told his 3.8 million Twitter followers how soft his beloved English cricket team had become, recently urged the batsmen to “grow a pair” and that he’d “love” to face Aussie speedster Mitchell Johnson.

Never one to back down from a challenge, that escalated into a brief – albeit very painful – net session against Lee at the MCG on Friday, with at least 2000 baying Aussie fans, including Johnson and Peter Siddle, looking on. 

Morgan was sat on his rump, bowled and struck three times in one fiery over in which Lee extended himself to “about 85 per cent” capacity.

Lee said he’d done a “public service” by inflicting a bit of pain.

“He got hurt but he didn’t get maimed, so that’s a positive step,” the former Aussie paceman said.

“You have to give full credit to the guy – he’s going to be really sore tomorrow.

“He has a serious, serious bad lump on his wrist, he got a couple (in the) ribs, one on the back – that noise it made was a sickening blow.

“But he kept on going, so you have to take your hat off to the guy.

“The biggest smile around the ground was from Mitchell Johnson I think. I looked over at Mitch and he gave me a wink, he was quite chuffed.”

 

  • W.Austin

    That took balls.

    • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

      Only one and Morgan was on his arse

  • Michael

    Richard Hadlee has criticised Brett Lee for his stunt, calling him out for putting Morgan in danger with his bodyline bowling.

    I’m going to criticise Lee for not smacking Morgan in the mouth and making him shut up.

    • justin

      I’m with Hadlee, Lee’s a prick bowling like that at Morgan (he’s a muppet no doubt), but Lee’s a cock.

  • Bunswalla

    Morgan is a complete cock, and deserves no credit for putting himself in danger. Those that praise him for his efforts are basically saying “He did something unbelievably stupid, but at least he did it.”

    • W.Austin

      So what if he’s a cock, I agree. Where’s your sense of humour? Stop being a nanny.

      • Bunswalla

        What the fuck are you going on about? Best to ensure adequate ventilation when using solvents in enclosed spaces.

        • W.Austin

          Yes, you should follow your advice. It seems you don’t see the funny side to what Morgan did. He does deserve credit for the amount of laughs we got from that clip. You are just trying to ruin a funny story.

          • Bunswalla

            And what exactly are you trying to do, other than be a cock?

  • http://www.mcmillan.org.nz/ Andrew McMillan

    The ball looks a lot faster when there’s a chump at the crease

  • GazzW

    I’ll give Morgan his due – he performed as well as the other English batsmen did against Australia at the MCG yesterday.

    • motorizer

      THAT is the most sensible comment i have seen on this post.

  • Tony Norriss

    I have faced quick bowlers at a second grade level, and even at that level it is bloody fast. I wouldn’t have been getting in the nets at all if I knew Lee was going to bowl like that.

    • Harroputza

      I actually faced a declining Heath Davis off the short run-up about a decade ago. He sconed me on the shoulder/head. He was quick (and it would have been “only” 130 or so). Which brings me on to another point — I have to laugh at social-grade bowlers thinking they bowl over 110. I think 110 would be the fast ball for most social bowlers I have faced.

      Regardless, 5/6 of those deliveries could have been avoided by ducking if Morgan had any skill. Also, Lee would have looked like less of a prat if he had bowled fewer bouncers and hit the stumps with a few more yorkers.

  • dilligaf2013

    Jeremy Clarkson described Piers Morgan as “A waste of blood and organs”

    • MrAuz1989

      I remember Clarkson’s account of the last Concorde flight.” There was no in flight movie so you had to make your own entertainment. I did. I poured my drink over Piers Morgan”.

  • Rodger T

    LoL, looks like there was only one ball actually bowled at the wickets,

  • Jaffa

    That’s how you play cricket these days.
    Bowl at the batsman until he is thoroughly afraid, and when he is not expecting it, bowl one at the stumps!

    • Harroputza

      Or you just bowl flat and defensively and wait until the T20 nerves start jangling and the batsman impatiently goes for a big swipe.

      • Harroputza

        Yes, Ross Taylor, I’m implying that your Test batting has improved after you put away that horrible slog-sweep.

  • Dan

    FFS. its a pom getting smacked by an ocker. Does it get much better for entertainment?

  • Honcho

    I do say that he wasn’t even aiming for stumps …… I don’t blame him, good show chap.

  • Blokeintakapuna

    Definitely a case of ego and mouth writing cheques the body can’t cash…

  • hookerphil

    I think Lee is a prick bowling like that – it would be like Cairns or Doull getting in the ring with Parker and Parker going for it and beating up someone not equipped. Shows a lot about his mentality and those “experts” watching.

    • opusx

      Should have just been a punch up, but that would not have been fair on Piers, apparently he hits like a little girl.

  • IntrinsicValue

    Two of the biggest tossers going around.

  • timemagazine

    He should have a lump on his ego and mouth for all the trash coming out of it.

  • out2lunch

    Why does Hadlee feel the need to weigh in on the matter? Morgan consented to it and damn well knew what was coming.

  • OrphanIsland

    Didn’t even lift the bat for a swing … late bloomer maybe

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