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The worst part about isolation is being stuck somewhere.
In some cases, it’s with a loved one you’re happy to spend your time with.
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It’s worth remembering that often our biggest sports stars have to room with other players.
Whether they’re on tour for weeks on end, or just staying away for a couple of nights, very quickly they pick up on the quirks of their teammates.
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Some are big snorers, others perhaps are messy and leave their kit, empty bottles and wrappers scattered around the hotel room.
But back in the days when Kerry O’Keeffe was still playing top-level cricket, he had the misfortune of being paired up with one man who had a dizzying amount of bad habits.
These were the years when a good day at the crease was backed up by a slab of cold ones and a night of smokes.
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And that’s what greeted Skull when he roomed with one character.
Speaking on Fox League Live, the former Australian Test star revealed just who his worst roommate in a decorated and well-travelled career, detailing his large number of shortcomings.
Without hesitation, O’Keeffe replied: “Doug Walters.”
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“Even though he was the best bloke I played cricket with, he was the worst roommate.
“He was an 80 a day smoker at the time, I want so I passively smoked 80 cigs a day.
“You would come back from a training session and think: ‘There’s a half bottle of coke on the coffee table’. I’d take a swig, and go ‘ah, it’s an ashtray’.
“You’re woken up at 3am with the popping of a beer can, ‘are you having one?’ No, I’d reply – it’s 3am! Toasted sandwiches at 4am and early breakfast – but he hadn’t gone to bed.
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“He terrorised room service, he’d often ask for toasted sangas. They’d say ‘sir, we don’t have a toaster’, he’d go ‘no worries, I’ll come down and toast them myself’.
“He was a roommate from hell, because no matter how badly he did he was the same. You wouldn’t know if he’d got a hundred or a duck.”
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