THE QUO TE IN CONTEXT
Chasing 272 in the final game of the Super Six stage of the ’99 Cricket World Cup, the Aussies were in trouble at Headingley at 3/48 when captain Steve Waugh arrived at the crease. Legend has it that South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs (pictured far right) commented loud enough for Waugh to hear: “Let’s see how he takes the pressure now.” On 56, Waugh hit a sier to Gibbs at mid-wicket. Gibbs clutched the ball, but lost control of it when aempting to hurl it into the air in celebration. The ball hit the deck, with Waugh supposedly dropping the best piece of cricket shade ever. Tugger finished the innings unbeaten on 120.