"We won't be able to do it forever" - Travis Head targets players crying over workload management

Published - 22 May 2024, 06:06 PM

Travis Head
Travis Head. Images Credit: BCCI-IPL

Australia’s swashbuckling batter Travis Head's dominance on the field has been nothing short of spectacular over the past 10 months. With remarkable centuries in both the WTC final and the ODI World Cup final, Head emerged as a formidable force against India, and now he is making the Indian fans go gaga over him with his explosive batting in the IPL 2024.

Head is presently representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2024 and has been on fire with the bat, amassing 533 runs in 13 matches at an amazing strike rate of nearly 200. The left-handed batter has also been forming formidable opening partnerships with the talented Indian batter Abhishek Sharma for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the tournament.

Travis Head enjoys a phenomenal time on the field

He played a key role in the SRH making it to the IPL 2024 Playoffs. However, SRH lost Qualifier 1 to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets in Ahmedabad. Well, the past 10 months have been hectic for the 33-year-old Aussie, with engagements ranging from the WTC final to the Ashes and then the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.

Despite recovering from a hand injury midway through the ODI World Cup 2023, Head showcased his resilience and prowess with the bat and helped Australia win the prestigious trophy for the record sixth time. Looking ahead, Head faces a packed schedule, with over two months involving the IPL 2024, followed by the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Despite the demanding schedule, Australia’s aggressive opener remains unfazed about workload management, stressing his focus on his game rather than making a big deal about managing his workload. Head stressed the importance of seizing the moment and making the most of his time on the field.

I won't be able to do it forever: Travis Head

He also recognized the support and care provided to him as a professional athlete by his family, fans, and cricket board. Well, Head admitted that every player retires one day, so he remains committed to enjoying every moment on the field and making the most of his time as a cricketer, as he avoided paying much attention to the workload management hype.

Travis Head was quoted as saying by PTI: “I am feeling good at the moment and I will be at home in a couple of days' time once we are done with IPL. Be home for two-three days and make the trip to the West Indies with family and start all over again. Look, we are very fortunate to do what we do and I won't be able to do it forever.

"So, I try and make the most of it as I can. We are lucky that we are well looked after. I know, in a few years’ time, I can retire and do nothing, I will have plenty of time to look back and wish maybe I can get back on a tour, I would like to be in the moment, keep batting through and stay in the moment. I'm enjoying my time at the moment.”

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