Now where have all those players gone?
As you took guard, revenge would gleam in the bowler's eyes. Merely the wicket won't do. They wanted to see blood on turf.
They were veritable demons who would snarl, bark and holler inside your eardrum at the end of their follow through. Giving you glare and a piece of their mind till you start trembling in your boots and show signs of shrinking.
From the slip cordon will emanate a barrage of ceaseless unflattering allusions to certain members of your family till you blush and cringe enough to miss the line.
But at the end of the day, hostilities would stay behind when they walked off the field to share a banter and beer, hands around each other's shoulders.
More importantly, they bore no grudge. If they had to settle a score, they did it head-on, not hiding behind the jacket of a book.
They did not take mental note of each and every innuendo and returned to the hotel room to dip their nib in poison and then rush to the publisher to market the malice.
Let's admit, they were not peddler of the poison.
Where have all those players gone?