I’m crook, with some virus/flu/crap but thankfully I have my three-DVD set of The Ashes to watch. It’s bloody excellent. Unlike one of the highlights packages which was on Channel 4 shortly after the series, these DVDs haven’t mucked around with the footage or the sound. I’m watching the Edgbaston Test, and what struck me immediately was Kevin Pietersen’s innings.
Flintoff got things going, but some of the shots Pietersen struck were astonishing. Flicked sixes to leg, flourishing cover drives…how good could this bloke become?
The DVD set is really excellent; would make an excellent present for someone, and I’m relieved they’ve gone to the effort of making it a 3-set deal. 10 hours running time, including some extras – 10 hours! Get it!