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Comedy of coincidences

It's a strange coincidence. John Davison, Canada cricket's most well known name, will hang up his boots after playing against the country he always wanted to play for on Wednesday. Subhash Rajta reports.

cricket Updated: Mar 16, 2011 02:13 IST
Subhash Rajta

It's a strange coincidence. John Davison, Canada cricket's most well known name, will hang up his boots after playing against the country he always wanted to play for on Wednesday.

The off-spinner and big-hitting batsman, who took everyone by surprise when he scored the then quickest 67-ball hundred against West Indies in the 2003 World Cup, played for Victoria and South Australia while trying to break into the Australia squad. When that didn't happen, he donned the Canada jersey. The coincidence doesn't end there. Davison is also the spin bowling coach in Brisbane's Centre of Excellence and has coached Australia spinners, Jason Krejza and Steve Smith, who are part of the squad. It would be unique to see them bowl to their coach at this level.

Signing off, Davison hoped to play another stellar knock. "I hope there's one more innings like that (100 against WI) left in me," he said.