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…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 26, 2013
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.”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 27, 2013