So Liam Plunkett’s dead and buried. And Shahid Afridi isn’t looking too good for Pakistan either. What the hell’s going on? Is this a result of too much cricket? Is it that the games are too tightly-packed? Are the medics and physios undertrained and useless? Are today’s players too reliant on the medics unlike Fred Trueman who would just bowl and bowl and bowl? Something is going very wrong, at some level, for so many players to be falling over the whole time. And while England are leading the way, other countries are not far behind.
I don’t understand it.