A while ago, I quoted a passage from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to make a tortured analogy about T20 and Test cricket. Here’s what Ben Affleck (playing himself) says to Matt Damon:
Ben Affleck: You’re like a child. What’ve I been telling you? You gotta do the safe picture. Then you can do the art picture. But then sometimes you gotta do the payback picture because your friend says you owe him.
Back then, I said T20 is the safe picture– the one you do for the money. Test cricket was the art picture– the one you do for love of the game.
And this crazy, detestable one-off match between India and South Africa?
That’s the payback one you gotta do because your friend says you owe him.
Previously on DeepBackwardPoint: