“You’re worried that this might be the series when you’re finally outed as a fraud and not up to playing at this level.”
Andrew Strauss on the insecurities that bedevil a cricketer in his book, ‘Winning The Ashes Down Under: The Captain’s Story’.
What he really meant:
“As a cricketer, you have to face up to the truth that you are only as good as your last few innings. You start each series with a clean slate and past performances bring you no fresh laurels.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I’m a fraud.”