Sunday, November 30, 2014

Counselling, therapy and postponement? Stop treating professional cricketers like children

By Gaurav Parab

There is no denying that the death of Phillip Hughes was tragic and the almost simplistic manner in which it happened has affected everyone who follows sports. As we watched the patchwork internet video, we extrapolated it to little, insignificant events in our own lives to realize how fragile our existence is. Hughes was a talented young man, great at what he did, and so his family deserves the outpouring of global grief and tributes. That being said, I am going to be blunt about what I feel about all this talk coming out of Australia on the need for players to undergo therapy and the subsequent postponement of the first Test match. Let me be brutal. This is not how the real world functions. This is not life, or what tough professional sportsmen and women stand for.

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