George Osborne will doubtless lay the compliments on thick when he says a public goodbye to Sir Mervyn King in his annual Mansion House speech this week.
For the most part it was a frustrating day in Cardiff but finally England beat the weather that had threatened to derail their Champions Trophy hopes and overcame New Zealand in a shortened match by 10 runs.
All Lions tours have their twists and turns but this one is now spiralling away into comic-book fantasy.
Like cities and civilisations, superheroes need their foundation myths.
I won't lie to you.