India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has disclosed that he struggled with anxiousness for a lot of his profession, typically struggling sleepless nights earlier than a sport.
The “Little Master,” who accrued extra Check and one-day runs than every other participant, stated he would shadow bat, watch TV and play video video games within the small hours when he was unable to sleep.
“In my mind, the match started long before I entered the ground. The anxiety levels were very high,” he stated, in accordance with the Occasions of India.
“I felt anxiety for 10-12 years and had many sleepless nights before a game. Later on, I started accepting that it was part of my preparation.
“Then I made peace with the instances I used to be not in a position to sleep at night time. I’d begin doing one thing to maintain my thoughts snug.”
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Mental health has become a key consideration among athletes, including cricketers and especially during the pandemic when many are spending long periods in bio-secure “bubbles”.
Tendulkar, who played 200 Tests and 463 ODIs during a 24-year international career, said it was vital to accept first that there is a problem.
“When there may be an harm, physios and medical doctors study you and diagnose what’s flawed with you. The identical is the case with psychological well being,” he said.
“It’s regular for anybody to undergo ups and downs and while you hit these lows you want folks round.
“Acceptability is the key here. Not just for the player, for people around him also. Once you have accepted you start looking for solutions.”