Sportsmen often use animal-inspired metaphors to get their inner aggression out. Rocky Balboa, fictional sportsman that he was, wanted to get back the eye of the tiger. South Africa skipper AB de Villiers, wanted dances with wolves.
Before the match against India, de Villiers laid down the gauntlet. “We’ll have to come out like a pack of wolves tomorrow and really try towards one goal and that is to win the game,” he said.
As the match progressed it became apparent that this wolfpack wasn’t the real deal. It was more like the wolfpack Alan kept talking about in the Hangover movies. And yes, it did look like some of the bowlers had been given rufilin!
Who would have ever thought, wolves do get caught with their tail between their legs!