The cricket world has been saddened by the death in India of Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson. Watson, who has been plagued with injuries throughout his career, was euthanased after breaking his leg badly during training.
“No one likes seeing cricketers die, especially good ones,” said Australian coach, Mickey Arthur. “What we should all remember at this sad time is that Shane died doing what he loved.”
Arthur confirmed that Watson’s latest injury was “the worst so far” and career-ending. “After a heartfelt discussion with Shane’s owners at Cricket Australia, everyone agreed that it was in his best interests that he be humanely destroyed. ”
President of the Royal Society for Prevention of Cricket Atrocities, Harvey Hardvark, said that the premature death of Watson gives further weight to his organisation’s call for cricket to be outlawed.
“Everyone at the RSPCA is appalled. As we have said many times before, having cricketers run around in the sun for five days just so that people can be entertained and have something to bet on is cruel and inhumane. How many poor stupid animals like Shane Watson have to die before something is done?”