Cricketers who went through depression

England batsman Jonathan Trott left the team’s Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness.


England batsman Jonathan Trott left the team’s Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness. “Trott will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour,” the ECB said in a statement. Here are some other cricketers who suffered with the same faith…

Marcus Trescothick
England southpaw, Marcus Trescothick returned home from England’s tour of India in February 2006 claiming he was suffering from a viral illness. Later the same year, he travelled to Australia but after the first two warm-up games, he flew home with a “stress-related illness”. In 2008, he announced an early retirement from international cricket because of mental health issues.

Michael Yardy
England spinner Michael Yardy too returned home from their 2011 World Cup campaign in India after claiming his fight with depression.

Andrew Flintoff
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff also claimed to have fallen into depression that caused him into binge drinking during their 5-0 whitewash Ashes tour in 2007.

Steve Harmison
England’s long list of cricketers in depression continued with bowler Steve Harmison too have fallen into the trap.

Steve Davies
Former England wicket-keeper batsman, Steve Davies too was a victim of depression when he lost his ‘close’ friend and Surrey County teammate, Tom Maynard in an accident.

Tim Ambrose
Another English victim of depression, Tim Ambrose was a former wicket-keeper for England team who last played in 2009. He claimed that he was mentally unfit after losing his spot in the England team set-up.

Matthew Hoggard
Former England fast bowler, Matthew Hoggard, revealed in an interview, that he was dealing with depression during the 2008 tour of New Zealand.

Ian O’Brien
Former Kiwi seamer, Ian O’Brien too was a victim of depression

Shaun Tait
Former Australia speedster, Shaun Tait admitted to mental blockage and took a ‘break’ from international cricket.

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