If someone has the potential to be great, sometimes not just great, but capitalized, italicized, mouth-wide-open GREAT!
and chooses not to do anything about it, or does nothing out of it from being content with being recognised as talented, is it
really a crime? It does mean loss of fame and publicity, but the recognition of having what it took, even briefly: isn't that good too?
For every Shane Warne, there was a Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.