Cricket Superstar – Burnt-out
The final 15 check into their luxury mansion but stumble when they have to explain why they should be captain. The boys meet their mentor for the series, Graham Manou, before they take on their first match of the series.
Well, I didn’t make it to the first match of the series. The synopsis of the episode sums up what I did see fairly accurately, though. The mansion had all the trappings of luxury – marble entry, sweeping staircase, manicured lawns, a pool – and most of the final fifteen summed up their suitability for the role of captain with a series of variations on the syllable “um”. Oh, and they met Graham Manou.
Then there was a lot of smoke, the sound of approaching fire engines, and then the luxury mansion was evacuated for… a challenge that was going to focus on “communication”. And that’s when I turned off. Sure, there seemed to be a lack of urgency during the evacuation that hinted that the guys were aware that it was a set-up, but that only makes it more pointless, doesn’t it?
Not interested. Goodbye, Cricket Superstar, perhaps I’ll see one or more of the fifteen in the baggy green one day. Or, if not, in some Big Bash pyjamas.
At least I watched for long enough to have the life of a pro-cricketer summed up for me in one word. “Freebies!” Thanks, Lee.