It's currently only white-ball cricket for Chris Lynn

It’s currently only white-ball cricket for Chris Lynn

"My last couple of shoulder reconstructions were from diving."

Chris Lynn
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Lynn in action. (Photo by IANS)

Chris Lynn is one of the most explosive batsmen doing the rounds in world cricket. The 28-year-old recently notched 452 runs in Australia’s domestic One Day Cup at an average of 75.33, representing Queensland. He was also the captain of the team, which finished as the cellar dweller. However, he won’t play the upcoming first-class tournament, starting October 16.

The cricketer’s career has been injury-prone, to say the least, and he has dislocated his shoulder on a number of times due to which he has undergone surgeries. Lynn recently mentioned that he won’t be playing red-ball cricket as his body can’t take the rigours of playing for longer periods of time.

I told myself I’ll never dive again

“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,” Lynn was quoted as saying in Foxsports.com.au.

Moreover, he pledged not to dive on the cricket field and he said that diving on the field has resulted in a number of his shoulder injuries. “I told myself I’ll never dive again on the cricket field; it’s hard cause 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 realise 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 has been a hot prospect in domestic T20 tournaments around the globe. He represented the Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders this year in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League respectively. He will next fly to Dubai to play the T20I series against Pakistan.

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