So, the debate around whether players and playing too much has recently reared its head again, with speculation around that Kevin Pietersen wanting three-months off at some stage to recuperate and recharge his batteries.

Was was apparent when watching England v West Indies on Sky Sports today (well played Windies, shame the weather truncated what could have been a classic) is that Mike Atherton could be in need of a rest.

Athers is a legend, and I spent my teenage years admiring one of the finest English batsmen of his generation, but – be it overwork, illness or just the fact that he was flanked by two younger chaps – Athers looked worn out. Is he the first possible victim of  commentator burn out?

Is Athers at risk of commentator burn-out?

Is Athers at risk of commentator burn-out?

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