Monday, September 28, 2009

Bravo Andrew Strauss

Bully for Andrew Strauss for injecting some much-needed common sense into the runner's situation in international cricket: no runners when you get a cramp. Strauss draws the absolutely correct distinction between injuries suffered as a result of the particular sporting activity, and something which is a symptom of muscle exhaustion (yes, I'm aware that some injuries are a result of muscle exhaustion as well). For too long, we've been subjected to the ridiculous sight of batsmen essentially saying, "I'd like some assistance please, because I happen to be tired." If you can't continue functioning then it behooves you to leave the field and get medical assistance. Runners for injuries suffered during a game; for everything else, you get a sympathetic look.

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