/ 19 April 2024

Cricket champ reveals private struggles

Meg Lanning

Former Australia cricket captain Meg Lanning has revealed she called time on her international career last year after battling an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise. The 32yo Lanning says she was running “85-90kms a week” and was “in denial” about her “over-exercising and under-fuelling”. She said she’d get “snappy” when anyone tried to talk to her, and she “was not in a place to be able to go on tour and play cricket”. Lannning says at her lowest point she’d only sleep a couple of hours a night and was struggling with her identity outside of cricket. She’s continued playing in the Women’s Big Bash League and the lucrative Women’s Premier League in India, but has decided against representing Australia again after becoming our youngest skipper at 21yo. 

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