England and Kent batsman Rob Key is an extremely talented player (ask King Cricket). It can also be said that he has sometimes carried a little extra weight.
He still managed a Test double century, so surely being a bit of a podge is no barrier to success?
It's bad news I'm afraid.
Chances are you are nowhere near as talented as Rob Key (and even the tubby faced maestro has shed some pounds in order to fight back into England contention).
He knows carrying extra pounds means a drop in performance. Even if his talent can take up the slack.
I know I don't have the same talent to back me up, so I need every trick in the book to get me better on the field. You may well feel the same.
That means it's not OK to be a fat cricketer.
Fortunately, it's easier than you think to lose weight and get fit for cricket (and for life).
You can start by going over my posts on cricket fitness and nutrition. There is loads to be found in the archives with a quick search.
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