namesake may currently be battling Boston's Kevin Garnett in the Eastern
Conference Finals for the title of "Most Intense, Inspirational, and
Flawed Floor Leader" in the NBA, but at least the good old 'Sheed Award is back!
For those who don't know, the 'Sheed Award goes to anyone in the cricket world who, like Rasheed Wallace in the NBA, manages to go beyond the usual sporting cliches and manages to tell the world truths: uncomfortable truths, unacknowledged truths, interesting truths.
Today's honoree is actually a bit of a surprise. We tend to rag on him a bit (okay, a lot) but sometimes we just have to give Ian Chappell his due. When asked about the whole Baggy Green nonsense in a tour match in Jamaica, Chappelli tells it like it is:
"It is a $5 bit of cloth. I haven't got one, haven't had one since the day I finished. I don't need to look at an Australian cap to remind me of what I did."
on, sista! Another worthy winner. Congratulations on your award.