No matter what the sport is, it is very important for the players to remain fit. Cricketers also take full care of their fitness but despite all this, they have to face the problems of cramps during the match. Now the question arises that despite being so fit, why do cricketers have the problem of cramps? World Cup 2023 has reached its final stage. The final match is to be played between India and Australia on 19 November. But during the entire match, many cricketers were seen struggling with the problem of cramps. On 7 November, Australia team all-rounder Glenn Maxwell complained of cramps in his thigh muscles and toes, while on 15 November, during the India vs New Zealand semi-final, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill complained of cramps. In such a situation, the biggest question that arises is what is the reason behind this?
Why do cricketers suffer from cramps more?
What is the cause of cramps? It means severe pain with muscle strain. This pain is so intense that sometimes it is difficult to bear. Cramps can occur due to many reasons. Like dehydration, muscle fatigue, excessive body tiredness. Cricket is a game in which one has to play in bright sunlight i.e. heat for a long time. In such a situation, no matter how fit the cricketers are, they may complain of cramps.
Dehydration and electrolytes
Playing in bright sunlight Reason: Cricketers have problem of dehydration. Due to which cramps are inevitable. Due to sweating for hours in the cricket ground, the body starts dehydrating. In such a situation, to compensate for the lack of water, drink electrolytes rich in sodium, potassium and magnesium, due to which you can get relief from cramps.
Muscle fatigue and excessive exertion
Excessive fatigue can cause muscle strain. Due to excessive tiredness, there is lack of water in the body which leads to cramps. To avoid cramps, players will have to keep their body hydrated before and after the start of the match so that there is no shortage of water in the body. Therefore, you will have to drink drinks rich in electrolytes.