Still plenty of ‘miles’ left in Oz ‘old dogs’, says veteran Harris

Sydney, Dec 20: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has said that despite being in their 30s, there are still plenty of ‘miles’ left in his and other ‘old dogs’ legs, adding that it is an old-fashioned theory that their days are numbered.

Harris, celebrating Australia’s win in Perth that gave the host nation an unassailable 3-0 series lead in the winter Ashes, was apparently denied access to a casino, and let everyone know about it on Twitter in a foul-mouthed rant.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Harris, who admitted that he went a little too ‘over the top’ with the celebrations, said that he believes he and his fellow veterans like Mitchell Johnson still have plenty of life left in their ‘old bones’, adding that if a player is good enough to play, he can go on regardless of his age.

Although Harris admitted that his career is nearing its end given his troublesome knee for which he plays every Test like it is his last one, he however, disagreed with former coach Mickey Arthur’s suggestions about the need to rebuild the team, saying that if a player is older and still good enough to play for his team, then he should be picked.

Stating that the current Australian team has a valuable combination of experience and youth, Harris further said that the younger players would not have anyone to learn from if all the older cricketers are removed from the team, adding that young cricketers have to learn how to play the game, to grow up as people and the ‘older blokes’ have an impact on that. (ANI)