Chris Lynn, the hard-hitting batsman from Australia has declared that he won’t be playing the domestic first-class tournament. He was the skipper of the Queensland side in the today concluded Australian domestic one day cup (JLT Cup). Though his side lost in the semi-finals of that tournament, he was in a stellar form as a batsman scoring at an average of 75 plus. He walloped 452 runs with his willow in this tournament.
“It’s currently white ball only, purely just because of my body. If I have a big day one in a Shield game there’s no way I could back up day two, three or four. In 12 months we’ll have a look at it and see where the body’s at, but for the time being there’s plenty of white ball cricket in front of me,” the Queensland limited overs skipper was quoted as saying in Foxsports.com.au.
Lynn, whose body is an injury prone one has dislocated his shoulder number of times in near past. He has gone through many surgeries after dislocating his shoulders and he has obviously weakened his body after going through a number of operations. And that’s why he has taken the decision to not feature in the longer format of the game to protect his body for shorter formats.
Lynn even agreed to his body saying he won’t be diving on the cricket outfield anymore. Because half the time he dives along the ropes to save a boundary, he gets injured. His body just isn’t able to take the toll. It shows that his body is not flexible at all which is why he is injuring himself more often than not.
“I told myself I’ll never dive again on the cricket field; it’s hard because mentally I want to get every ball I can. My last couple of shoulder reconstructions were from diving and that’s just brain fades from wanting to stop the ball. But I’ve got to realize that if I want that longevity in the game I’ve got to pull my ego back a little and put more runs on the board,” the Queenslander added.
Lynn regularly plays in cash-rich franchise based tournaments like Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Kolkata Knight Riders, in Big Bash League (BBL) for the Brisbane Heat, and in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Trinbago Knight Riders.