From Chris Gayle's 100th test cartoon to Australia's 0% chance of winning the World Cup, Daily Shorts takes a look at the lighter side of sport.
Chris Gayle is currently playing in his 100th test match, the opening test of the three-match series against the Black Caps. Before the start of play yesterday, he was presented with a cartoon to mark his milestone although it featured a few inaccuracies. Forget that the cartoon-form Gayle is wearing colours, but it was the fact that he's right-handed that seemed to have the big left-hander laughing.
KP 100th test: ceremonial cap presented by Giles Clarke. Chris Gayle 100th test: cartoon of him blowing out cake. pic.twitter.com/T8wQlClxiD— David Mutton (@DavidMutton) June 9, 2014
The Black Caps meanwhile presented him with a greenstone mere. Very nice.
Presentations now being made to Chris Gayle for his 100th Test, including this greenstone mere from our skipper. ^JP pic.twitter.com/qxB3X7Y3qu— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 8, 2014
If England wins the World Cup
A very clever person has created front pages of Great British newspapers if England by some fluke of a chance, happen to win the World Cup in Brazil. Spoiler: The country gets very drunk.
Even more clever people at statistical data analysis site Fivethirtyeight has worked out that Brazil has a 45.2% probability of winning the World Cup, followed by Argentina (12.8%), Germany (10.9%) and Spain (7.6%). Chile come out next best at 4.2% while England are ninth at 1.6%. Iran, Algeria, Honduras and Australia are the only four teams they say have a 0.0% chance of winning. This interactive explains it very well.
Sappy tweet of the day