Cricketer Graeme Swann reveals leaving newborn son was “gut wrenching”

New dad admits he felt sad leaving his two-day old son behind for his cricket duties

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Cricketer Graeme Swann has admitted that he felt guilty leaving his newborn son, Wilfred, after he was picked to play for England in the current cricket world cup.

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“It’s a bit of a whirlwind. It’s gut-wrenching to leave my son,” 35-year-old Graeme told the Metro. “Within two days of the little fella coming into the world, I’m saying a teary goodbye.”

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Graeme had been selected as one of England’s bowlers, which meant that he had to leave his son just days after he was born. “Wilfred doesn’t know what’s going on – but I do. But that’s our lot as international cricketers,” he said.

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