Andy Moles has always been a battler and after having had his lower leg amputated is using the set-back to raise funds for the Professional Cricketers Trust.
The 59 year-old is the current Director of Cricket for the Afghanistan Cricket Board, having been coach previously of Kenya, Scotland, New Zealand and Afghanistan.
(Andy Moles coaching Scotland at the ICC Trophy final in Ireland in 2005)
It was in Abu Dhabi this year that the trouble started for the former Warwickshire batsman, who was part of the Brian Lara and Dermot Reeve inspired Bears side that did the treble in 1994.
After a 5km walk in sweltering 47c temperatures, the skin on his left foot peeled off. Further complications arose, and back in South Africa he had to have his left toe removed.
He contracted the flesh eating bug MRSA, and when doctors advised urgent amputation he followed their advice, telling the Daily Mail what he said to his surgeon: " I wouldn't tell you how to play a forward defensive."
He remains positive - "I have lost a leg not my brain," and is attempting to raise funds for the PCT, who are helping him with the cost of a new prosthetic limb - £9,000.
(Andy Moles: Pic from Tim Munton Twitter)
As part of the PCT’s #charity10for10challenge, Moles has pledged to walk 10km over the next month with the aid of a frame.
Moles is asking every professional cricketer, past and present, to raise funds for the PCT by taking on their own version of the challenge, and donating £10 each.