During the 2005 Ashes series, Shane Warne bowled a bouncer outside off-stump to Kevin Pietersen, a ball that the was watched through with a smirk, followed by wry smiles and giggles all round.
They are virtues that are paramount in all sports across the globe and should not be devoid from the limelight. We have seen a huge lack of it in recent days and it has caused a stir around the cauldron of the Gabba as Australia routed a paltry England in less than four days.
Since they got together in 2010 (getting engaged in 2011), the tweeting has been incessant. But having treated their combined haul of 1.7m followers (Warne, at 1.3m, has the larger fan club) to their everyday goings-on, they’re now being subjected to what some suspect could be their break-up.
After The Ballad of Paul Tierney, more sport-inspired songs.
Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.
Phil Mickelson and other sporting figures who have changed fundamentally to gain success.
England beats Australia again – Alby Shale sets new world record with a little help from David Cameron
While most English cricket fans were trying to recover from the nerve-shredding Ashes victory at Trent Bridge, one man was embarking on inflicting an even more extraordinary Australian defeat.
With the Ashes in full flow there is the rare chance for music fans to pay attention to what happens in sport without fear of lowering themselves to sports buffs.
Plus £200k beach hut, own a cricket pitch and will 2007 peak be topped?
José Mourinho’s cowardly gouge, the ‘74 Lions and their “99″ call, warring team-mates and other shocking episodes of violence in sport.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter