Ivo Bligh maintained many times that the reason for his success in bringing back the 1883 Ashes can be directly atributed to the stopover in Ceylon.
Bligh had been walking the streets of Colombo in search of a Saree for his wife when he stumbled across an old woman selling spices and potions. Bligh requested a portion which would allow him to win back the Ashes. And a handjob.
After losing the first test Bligh decided to use the potion which worked to enlargen his manhood by ten fold.
He used the extra girth to root several wives of high profile Australian players, who later complained to their husbands that they have never been sexually satified as they were by Bligh.
With the Australians demoralised, Bligh won back the Ashes and kept the old woman who sold him the potion as a mistress.