I defend is defence is needed,
I drive when the ball is there,
I hook when the risk isn’t present,
confidence grows everywhere.
I now see the ball oh so clearly,
but my brain wont force me to rush.
If I don’t take leave of my senses,
I’ll be there when stumps draw at dusk.
The bowling is fast and hostile,
the wicket uneven, not flat.
The umpire can make wrong decisions,
it’s not always easy to bat.
But i’ll trust my natural awareness,
I’ll play from my heart and its source,
for me will come my first century,
resplendent with sixes and fours.