A hilarious collection and anecdotes and memories from one of Australia's best loved sports stars, David 'Boonie' Boon.
Australian cricketers have always liked to keep in shape. It's just that a lot of the time that shape is a circle. When Shane Warne waddled out to play South Africa in the 1997 Boxing Day test, his physique wasn't exactly streamlined, but his competitive spirit was still in fine shape.
'I've waited two years for another chance to humiliate you,' he growled at his 'bunny', batsman Daryl Cullinan. The bunny looked Warne up and down. 'Looks like you spent it eating'.
David Boon has played 100 Test matches, scoring 7000 runs and taking 0 wickets. And, yes, he had the game?s best mo. But did you know he spent his years playing international cricket collecting hilarious tales of sporting highs and lows? Now, for the first time, he has collected together almost 200 of his favourite stories across a variety of sports and has created this book to share them with you!
Sit down, pour yourself a drink and enjoy being regaled by the legend himself.
About the Author
BOONIE - as cricketing fans across the globe affectionately know him - is a cricketing legend of the late eighties and early nineties. A right handed run machine opening batsman with lightning reflexes in at short leg, Boonie was never one to take a backward step when the going was tough. Now a Cricket Australia selector, head of Cricket Department at Tasmanian cricket and a talking plastic doll icon for VB, David's dry wit and clever repertoire keep audiences mesmerized and looking back fondly on an era full of characters in the sport of cricket. Boonie , who still heavily influences Australian cricket today, and who also holds the record for being heavily under the influence on a flight from Australia to London, is a must see speaker ? engrossing, motivational and hilarious.
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin