Hogg con­sid­ered sui­cide: Book

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

For­mer Aus­tralia Test spin­ner Brad Hogg has re­vealed in a new book that re­tire­ment and a mar­riage break­down led him to con­tem­plate end­ing his life. Af­ter seven Tests and be­ing a key part of Aus­tralia’s 2003 and 2007 win­ning World Cups, Hogg said he had no other op­tion than to ini­tially re­tire from all forms of cricket in 2007-08 in a bid to save his mar­riage to for­mer wife An­drea. In his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, “The Wrong ‘Un”, re­leased yes­ter­day, he details the depths he plum­meted to in the next three years when, with the mar­riage over, he turned to al­co­hol and was un­able to find con­tent­ment in an of­fice job. “I parked my car at (Fre­man­tle’s) Port Beach and went for a walk,” he writes. “I’d stare at the sea and think, I could swim out to that groyne (stone or con­crete struc­ture), and if I make it back, fine. If I don’t make it back ... well, hard luck. “I was pre­pared to let fate de­cide. I was in a re­ally dark place. I did that drive four times. And each time I thought about do­ing some­thing re­ally dras­tic. —AFP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.