New Delhi. Cricket was affected a lot last year due to the Corona epidemic. Apart from the T20 World Cup, the series between many countries had to be canceled. But, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc did not want to play cricket himself last year. But the reason for this is not the corona virus, but the illness of his father. Starc’s wife and Australian women’s cricket team’s wicket-keeper batsman Alyssa Healy has disclosed this.
Alyssa told Australia’s cricket channel that Starc wanted to spend some time with his father Paul before losing his life to cancer in February this year. Earlier, Starc had withdrawn from the second and third matches of the T20 series against India citing family reasons.
Stark’s father died of cancer
Wife Healy said that Starc did not want to play cricket at all last year. He was with his father, Paul, in what was probably the last few months. He did not want to get away from him by playing cricket in it. However, the father did not want this. It was his wish that his son Starc should play cricket for Australia and illuminate the name of the country.
‘Starc played cricket only because of his father’
Healy further said that Starc played in Australia last summer. Because his father wanted him to do so. However, it was not easy for Stark. Father always supported him (Michael). Due to this support and love of his father, Mitchell played cricket for Australia last summer.
Starc took 11 wickets in the test series against India
Starc’s performance in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India last year was not impressive. He took only 11 wickets in the series of 4 Tests. Alyssa said on this that those who criticized Starc’s performance last year, did not know the pain and suffering the fast bowler was going through in his personal life.
Starc has been included in the Australian team selected for the T20 World Cup. After this he will also play in the Ashes series. Alyssa is very happy about it. She is excited to see her husband back on top of the game.