The recent doping cases involving three cricketers establishes the fact that the menace of doping is as much prevalent in the Gentleman’s Game as in other sports. It is disturbing to note that the players caught are young, but they can’t be called naive. They are seasoned professionals. Prithvi Shaw is a Test cricketer while Divya Gajraj and Akshay Dullarwar have played first-class cricket.

It is this search for performance-enhancement that might tempt the modern-day cricketer to push the envelope. Doping offers an assorted menu for cricketers. Anabolic steroids are the drug of choice for fast bowlers and batsmen who want explosive power. Stimulants can be useful to a batsman, fielder or wicketkeeper to delay the onset of fatigue or increase concentration.Read More..