28 September, 2020

Easy On The Goose

Relentless cricket has forced many players to sit out. Also, the passions may wane.

Easy On The Goose
Last Thursday should have been like any other day in office for me, except that I was not in office but at home, nursing my injuries. I was forced to pull out of the Pakistan team due to a stress fracture on my left fibula and a grade-2 bone bruise in the ankle. I had to sit in front of the TV set and watch the fourth game—which we lost and along with it the series—unlike the first two where I was in the dressing room.

Our physiotherapist Darryn Lifson had done the best he could, but I was in pain and had tears in my eyes at the realisation that I would be out of the series. No one enjoys losing and I was quite upset that the Indians had got a five-wicket win. Of course, India played very well and deserved to win its third game in a row after having chased successfully in Rawalpindi and Lahore. I know it may sound unfair to complain, but the fact is that too much cricket is being packed into our schedules. Look at the people who have pulled out of this series due to injuries—India lost Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh, while Pakistan has seen Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul...


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