Cricket Needs A Reality Check

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England and Somerset batsman Marcus Trescothick has announced his retirement from international cricket. A prolific opener, he played a pivotal role in Ashes 05,which England won after 16 years. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2005 for his achievements in the game.

But the pressures of international cricket had taken its toll on him. His first signs of trouble came when he pulled out of the India tour in Feb 06, citing personal reasons. Subsequently he also missed the Champions trophy in India. He was then selected to play in Ashes 06. But he apparently broke down in the dressing room due to the recurrence of the stress related illness.

He did not make it to the international fold again. Thus a promising career has been cruelly cut short due to the extremely high level of stress involved in present day cricket. The players are being constantly monitored and scrutinized by the media. The loss of privacy and personal space affect their lives. Even the stratospheric pay packets cant alleviate the stress.

After all Cricket is just a game and just be played in a amiable manner, so that it brings joy to both the players and spectators.

3 comments:

Bladezz said...

Good post seein this only i knew trescothick left cri!!!

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

Exactly... Cricket, like any other popular game is now a Profession and its not just a sports. Just as in Profession U need to strike a balance between Privacy and Public although Ur privacy is at stake..... Just as it goes like Darwin's theory 'SURVIVAL of THE FITTEST'

Vadi said...

exactly da.....

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