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Mitchell Starc shows the damage inflicted on his body

The physical demands placed on the modern day professional cricketer are really taking their on the cricketers and the fast bowlers are most prone to injuries. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is no exception.

Starc, named a player of the tournament for his 22 World Cup wickets at 10.18, is spearheading Australia’s bowling attack in all formats and as a result, he is more prone to injuries.

Starc had carried  ankle problems throughout 2015, most notably during the opening Test of Australia’s failed Ashes campaign where he was noticeably limping. But luck finally deserted him when he succumbed to a stress fracture in his foot during the historic day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last November.

Due to that injury, he remained sidelined for six long months and as a result missed the World T20. The pacer also missed this year’s IPL , where he was due to earn a whopping  $1.03 million with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Starc, who  returned from his long injury lay-off in the one-day tri-series in the West Indies in June,  is not taking any more chances with his body.

The 26-year-old pacer posted a picture on Instagram of his toes and ankles protected by a swathe of bandages to prevent any possible injury. He posted the picture with the message “wifewillbehappy”

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Bowling toe prep… #wifewillbehappy

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