- Thu May 30, 2019 2:55 pm
I bear no ill will to Aneurin Donald and wish him, like all the others striving to become established professional players, all the best in making a fulfilling career. However, I feel that he was lauded far too much as a ‘shining’ light for Glamorgan when he captained England in his youth, batting and keeping wicket, etc. He was often interviewed, appeared in posters, etc and much was expected of him. This may have given him a false sense of his own ability, fuelling an over confident attitude with underlying nerves and stress interfering when he batted. A move from Glamorgan for a new start was a risk which does not appear to have paid off and I doubt, had he stayed, that he would have featured in the current team.
Talent is often not enough. The right attitude, hard work, taking advice, fitting into a team are so important.