Yash Mittal ∙ Aug 19 2022, 7:50 PM | 2 Min Read

Will Pucovski opens up about his stop-start career

Young Australian opener Will Pucovski has admitted that suffering from repeated concussions and other injuries haven't been ideal for his stop-start career thus far.

image-l6ztqgv3Will Pucovski [PC: Twitter]

Earmarked as the future of Australian batting, young Pucovski has suffered as many as 11 concussions in his brief career so far.

He made his Test debut in Sydney against India last year but was eventually ruled out of the next match at the Gabba due to a shoulder injury. He is yet another Test cap to his name since.

Pucovski suffered his 11th concussion during a training session in the last summer's Sheffield Shield, which once again led to question marks on the viability of him playing top-level cricket.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Pucovski admitted that constant breaks in his career due to repeated concussions haven't been ideal for him, but it has not deterred the right-hander's love for batting.

"It's not great. It's one of those things that I've got to deal with, and its ramifications, work through it and hopefully play some consistent cricket. It has been stop-start for me, but [it's about] sending yourself to play, to put all of your goals and ambitions to one side and make sure you're having fun while playing and working through all those issues.”

It's been a bit of a reality check - Will Pucovski

Setbacks teach us more than success. And this is exactly what Will has found out during this grim phase.

The young opener believes that its given him a "bit of reality check" in the sense that there is much more to life than just cricket.

“It's been a bit of a reality check - that cricket isn't everything and there is so much more to life. For me, it's just been good to learn so much about myself as a person, [rather than] if I'd just had a breezy ride and walked into every team and did well. I definitely have no regrets or sadness because of anything that's happened. It's all a part of the journey to take me to where I am.” 

Pucovski was recently in India to take part in a camp for emerging batters and spinners at the MRF Pace foundation in Chennai.

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