Rehab for Symo?
I say, no, no, no.
Troubled Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been told by Cricket Australia to get psychological help and will not be part of the upcoming tour of India, a report said on Tuesday.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Symonds had been instructed to undergo a rehabilitation programme similar to that wayward speedster Shaun Tait undertook after deciding to take a break from cricket earlier this year.
Frankly, I am a strong believer that all this rehab thingy is a load of crap. It does not work. The only ones who make money are the owners of the rehabilitation centres.
But the thing that irks me is that the same team mates who backed him during the monkey controversy have turned their back on him. How can a relaxed and down to earth person, as he was described by his team mates back then, be so mad as to have a verbal altercation with long time mate Michael Clarke for being dropped from the squad for the Bangladesh tour? I mean, come on, it’s Bangladesh of all the cricketing nations. Unless you are intent on piling up the runs and setting world records against hapless bowlers, you shouldn’t really be worried. And in my honest and humble opinion, Sir, Symo is not that type.
Therefore, it’s my humble request to all the concerned people at Cricket Australia to delete the idea of a rehab session for Symo from their minds and send him to India next month. The remedy for his mental ills might just lie with some of our spectators, who’ll remind him of the episode earlier this year that brought him international fame and made him popular in Indian house holds (both on the ground and in the trees).