Sunday, 18 March 2007

Very Sad Cricket News

A day after seeing his Pakistan side lose to Ireland, Bob Woolmer has died. Aggers has just broken the news during commmentary on the England v Canada game. Apparently he was found unconscious in his hotel room this morning and taken to hospital where his condition was "serious"; now he has gone. I can only hope that this brilliant, likeable man did not lose his life because of a silly game - in the sense that I kind of hope it was not the stress that caused a heart attack or something. I know that sounds a bit strange, but cricket is a game, a lovely, funny game: but it is a game and the pressure it creates is out of all proportion to its importance.

RIP Bob Woolmer.

2 comments:

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

True of sport generally, perhaps?

To put your point in reverse, I bet Bob would have been happier dying thinking of cricket than dying thinking of something else.

I suppose when someone has given their all to a sport we feel their loss more poignantly.

The Tin Drummer said...

Yes - unless he died because he was broken or stressed by the game. I still haven't heard any possible causes though I've read he was diabetic.