After the events of last weekend, I hope R. Paterson will have the grace to rescind his ridiculous comments about the Black Caps’ performances against the hugely strong Indian team that has just toured New Zealand.
There is a difference between being a true lover of the game and a supporter of our team and the kind of ill-informed, destructive criticism he levelled at them last week. One of the best features of the current team, selectors and coach has been continuity of selection, not knee-jerk reactions to temporary lapses in form.
Yes, the team will disappoint and frustrate us from time to time, but that goes with the territory.
In the meantime, well done to the Black Caps - you deserve our support.
N Munro, Mount Maunganui.