Meg Lanning uses stranger’s pool to improve her back condition

In the recent past, Lanning has faced quite a few back issues.

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Meg Lanning is one of the superstars of the Australian women’s cricket team. Over the last few years, she has been very consistent in both ODIs and T20Is and has been a run-machine. The Australian women’s skipper averages 52.75 in ODI cricket while she averages 36.35 in the shortest format.

However, in the recent past, Lanning has faced quite a few back issues. She’s constantly troubled with it and the problem constantly flares up these days. It was on Saturday (February 1st) that was the latest she faced the problem. Australia are playing a tri-series involving India and England at home.


In a game against England which went into a Super Over and Australia lost, Lanning’s back issue flared up. She’s used to it and usually uses the swimming pool to give herself some relief. She is quick to go into the swimming pool to ease her back and deflate the problem.

Meg Lanning goes to extraordinary lengths to ease her back problem

But that wasn’t the case on Saturday (February 1st). There wasn’t a pool available as it was pretty late in the evening. However, the Australian skipper found a hotel staff who stepped in and helped her. The hotel staff took Lanning to her parents’ house which had a pool and that place was just five minutes from the hotel. Thus, Lanning along with the Australian physio and security went there and the Aussie skipper used the swimming pool.

“A nice lady at the reception of our hotel said they had a pool at her parents’ house five minutes away from the hotel, so, me, physio Kate and security headed there, a random’s house, to use their pool on a Saturday night. I was very embarrassed, I really couldn’t believe it was actually happening, but they were really lovely and welcomed us, made it very easy so very thankful they let me use it,” Lanning revealed as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

The 27-year-old Australian skipper opted out of the next game of the tri-series which was against India as a precautionary measure. Rachael Haynes took over as captain and Australia went on to win the game comprehensively.

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