Do you think Howard had a bet on? Or just being a smartass? Or both?
"Once one accepts that one has bear-hugged full-blown barking there is great comfort in the bright lights and noises of the wibble-wibble show ..."
Being too smart I'd say. However Cricket Australia cant have it all ways here. They have made a great product in the BBL and the TV interaction is part of it's success.
To get all prissy due to this is a bit much IMO.