Faffing

South African Francois de Villiers’ exploits in the drawn second test against Australia, has spawned another addition to the lexicon of the ever-growing cricketing vocabulary!

By (A R Modak, Johannesburg)

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Published: Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:24 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:47 PM

Added to the now-famous, “Oh! He’s been castled!” by the legendary Charles Fortune, then Yorkshireman Geoff Boycott’s “yorker”, to the “flipper” of Shane Warne; lately two additional bowling words, like the “doosra” by Murrilatharan, and the “teesra” by Saeed Ajmal, we now have a “faf” by the match-saving ..Faf!

He was surely not faffing around when he stood bravely at the crease for almost eight hours!



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