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Do you find it mildly erotic when the cricketers polish their balls?

Asked by rooeytoo (26873 points ) January 26th, 2013

I wonder why they have to use precisely that part of their anatomy to polish the ball. Why don’t they use the side of their leg or their arm? I think they like it and it is…........interesting to watch!

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mazingerz88's avatar

Never thought I would google cricketer ball polishing video.

ucme's avatar

Does nowt for me, but he’s getting off on it…bit too much actually.

rooeytoo's avatar

@mazingerz88 – hehehe, was it good for you???

@ucme – that’s hysterical, I tried to find one to link and didn’t come up with anything, thanks for finding one!!!

mazingerz88's avatar

@rooeytoo Just what have you been doing there lately down your under…err…I mean down there down under? Get back to bird wood sculpting, lady! Err…wait. That’s the same thing. : )

bookish1's avatar

Well, I’m just a Yank. It’s as arcane for me as baseball must be for…anyone who doesn’t know baseball.

But I do so love watching Terry Jones polishing those balls…

glacial's avatar

This should totally be the question of the day.

ucme's avatar

@rooeytoo It’s from one of my fave shows & immediately sprang to mind when I read the question.

Shippy's avatar

Yes, specially when they spit on their balls first.

rooeytoo's avatar

@mazingerz88 – cricket is the most amazing game!!!

@bookish1 – your link may be even better (?) than @ucme‘s!!!

Thank you all for your answers, lurve (and spit polish) to you all!

Leanne1986's avatar

I don’t watch cricket so was not aware of how they polish their balls but this question made me giggle like a child who’s just heard someone fart!! Thank you.

rooeytoo's avatar

omg @Leanne1986 – I thought all brits watched cricket, I think all aussies do, especially the ashes!!! You should start, the players are usually very pretty and fit and it is a sight to see when they polish their balls!

blueiiznh's avatar

While i don’t find it erotic i thought everyone knew that you need to polish your balls especially if you want them to go multiple innings.

rooeytoo's avatar

@blueiiznh – I never saw it happen in baseball, of course they replace the ball more frequently in baseball.

mazingerz88's avatar

There is only one sure way to thoroughly clean any ball. And that is to teabag it. Lol.

rooeytoo's avatar

Teabag it???

Leanne1986's avatar

@rooeytoo A lot of Brits do watch the cricket and sometimes it’s all I hear my family and friends talk about (a bit like the tennis and the weather!) I am now going to give cricket a chance on the promise of ball polishing activity!!!

TheobromosHumper's avatar

When you’re the teensiest bit aroused, you bowl better, luv.

wundayatta's avatar

Better with chocolate, too, eh? Humper?

glacial's avatar

@rooeytoo You know the original meaning of that phrase, right?

blueiiznh's avatar

I concur with @mazingerz88 on the reference to the real only way to ensure it is cleaned properly it to teabag it. High tea or Low tea is perfectly fine

rooeytoo's avatar

@glacial – which phrase, polishing balls or teabagging??? Actually I don’t know the origin of either, tell me please!

rooeytoo's avatar

@blueiiznh – omg, it is not safe to say anything unless you have checked the urban dictionary first to make sure there is no double entendre!!! Thank you for the education, heheheh!

glacial's avatar

@rooeytoo That’s why there was so much sniggering when the Tea Party originally began calling themselves “Teabaggers”...

rooeytoo's avatar

@glacial – I must lead a sheltered life, hehehe!

bookish1's avatar

@rooeytoo: I think it just means you haven’t been around adolescent boys for a while. Consider yourself lucky.

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