Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Call Rocked Me, Says Our Nathan

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Call Rocked Me, Says Our Nathan

Article excerpt

I SIT in my room watching the first morning of the Ashes Test in Brisbane.

I must admit if you had asked me on Saturday if I was going to be watching this, I would have said no.

It was definitely not the phone call I was hoping for on Saturday from the chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch.

I was shopping at Ikea with my wife when he called.

With the beauty of phones, these days you generally know who's calling, and as soon as I saw Digger's name came up, my heart sank.

I guess in a small way it was good that I was out, because I had to get on with life straight away. I had no real chance to sit around and feel sorry for myself; I just had to keep shopping with the wife.

Saturday was quite tough, though. Not because of the decision, but of the fact that I heard from friends and family and reporters all wanting to text and pass on their best wishes. …

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