Cheteshwar Pujara, who played for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021, said he has seen many young domestic cricketers struggling to deal with foreign stresses. The batting champion emphasized the importance of seeking help and being transparent with mental health problems.
- Cheteshwar Pujara emphasized the importance of being transparent about mental health problems.
- Pujara said that while he was under extreme pressure at the highest level, he sought the advice of sports psychologists.
- Pujara admitted that missing out on the IPL for seven years wounded him.
Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s batsman, emphasized the importance of being honest about mental health, adding that getting treatment at the right time will change a person’s life. Pujara said that he has seen many players struggle to adapt to the demands of international cricket and that the best in the industry have sought the advice of sports psychologists.
In an YouTube interview, themed “Mind Matters”, the 33 year-old Pujara was asked to speak on how he coped up with stress and how should one not crack under pressure to survive in international cricket.
“Once you are in a negative zone, everything around you becomes negative. I do yoga and try meditation, I do my prayers everyday which helps me remain in a positive mindset”, he said.