KEVIN MCCALLUM: Now we know how players can be battered by cricket
When Jonathan Trott was struggling with mental health issues during the 2013/14 Ashes series in Australia, the England batter decided to try to batter his way out of it. Or, rather, he allowed his body to be battered.
In a net session, he turned the bowling machine up to full speed. In his autobiography, his captain at the time, Alastair Cook was in the net beside him and watched as Trott took blow after blow from the ball on his body. ..