Sportspersons aren’t any totally different as they watch for normalcy to return in on a regular basis life.
Mental well being problems with sports-persons is now a severe matter and just lately Australia coach Justin Langer advocated the necessity to preserve a tab on the youthful lot as to how they’re coping up with attempting occasions.
In the midst of a 21-day lockdown, PTI spoke to a couple present and former cricketers to know how regardless of it being a protracted lockdown, India’s sportspersons are mentally stronger.
Maninder Singh, Manoj Tiwary and Irfan Pathan say India’s “family structure helps us cope with unprecedented crisis” whereas Deep Dasgupta had a barely contrarian view as he felt that it will be “interesting test of familiar relationships”.
“I believe that India’s close knit family culture is something that will help us cope with mental pressure during these uncertain times. I am constantly travelling and now I get to feed my son lunch everyday. It’s a completely new experience but worth it,” Manoj mentioned whereas explaining the distinction with among the western nations.
“You probably see a 21-year-old player from some of the first world countries living alone all by himself. He has IPL riches, loves to party, enjoy life. And then something like this happens. You are alone and suddenly all negative stuff keeps crossing your mind. And as they say, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop,” the 34-year-old mentioned.
Irfan spoke about how most of our sporting neighborhood which comes up by hardships turn into more durable in the long term.
“If you look at England, Australia, if you don’t have jobs, the government takes care and gives you financial support till you again become self sufficient. It’s a great thing. You have very little to worry. In India, we have to earn it the hard way. We learn hardships from early age,” mentioned the previous India all-rounder.
And after all household help issues, he agrees with Manoj. “They are with you because they love you unconditionally and not when you are on top of your game. Unlike players of other countries, we have a support system to fall back on. In my home, I have my elder brother, his family, my family and parents. Once you are done with your job, you know you are coming home to a full family,” Pathan mentioned.
Maninder, former India left-arm spinner, who has battled depressions, though for solely totally different causes, put it aptly. “Khali ghar mein kisse baat karogey aap? Deewaron se?(You can’t talk to walls in an empty house). Loneliness is never good. Having family and friends around helps. Be in a positive environment. We have our struggles and I don’t think our players would need mental help.”
Dasgupta nonetheless just isn’t so certain however mentioned the approaching days would offer an attention-grabbing case examine. “These 21 days shall be a take a look at of relationships and the way our help system works. Everyone is speaking about high quality time however who defines what high quality? We all are busy with our lives, and in between after we get time, we’ve got until date, referred to as it high quality.
“But now high quality is the brand new regular as a result of we’re doing it 24/7. How we evolve is the query as our help group (household) can also be going by the identical expertise,” Dasgupta mentioned.
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