Great cricketers we have known: Paul Allott
'Dad' neglected to find out the start time of the final, so when he bumped into Paul Allott in a supermarket in Colombo, he asked him. Paul Allott told him and everyone lived happily ever after.
Paul Allott was a middling international cricketer, but he's from really close to where we're from, so we like him. When we're with people who are from the same place as us, we like people from as far away as possible. When we're with foreigners or we're on the internet, we like people from home. We're a bit mental like that.