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Neil Manthorp, writing for Business Day Live, explains how difficult it is for Cricketers to sustain a living once they retire from the game.
For cricketers, however, once the dream has gone, it's snuffed out completely -- with a bucket of cold reality thrown over it just to be sure. It's one thing watching the great players of the game deciding when to call it a day, but quite another for those 30-year-olds for whom a successful career was denied by injury, form, fickle selectors and bad luck. Or they just weren't good enough. Accepting responsibility for one's own fate is a golden target for coaches of players in every age group. Excuses serve no purpose other than self-delusion.
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