Sachin Tendulkar About His Nervousness
Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of cricket. He has been termed as the god of cricket. However, even the almighty faced a difficult patch in his career. From his nervous 90s to his tennis elbow injuries, Sachin Tendulkar has seen it all and explained about his nervousness.
For a fact, he was dismissed between 90-100 run score a total of 27 times in international cricket. Recently, Sachin Tendulkar opened up on how he managed uneasiness for a significant part of his profession and how players need to be mentally fit too before the matches apart from physically fit.
Sachin Tendulkar Speaks About Mental Health
Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he battled nervousness for 10-12 years of his career. The 48-year-old, who played international cricket from 1989 to 2013, further uncovered he has had sleepless nights before a few matches.
“I felt the anxiety for 10-12 years, had many sleepless nights before a game. Later on, I started accepting that it was part of my preparation. Then I made peace with times I was not able to sleep in the night. I would start doing something to keep my mind comfortable,” Tendulkar said.
“Making tea, ironing my clothes also helped me prepare for the game. I would pack my bag the day before the game, my brother taught me all of it and it became a habit. I followed the same drill even in the last match I played for India,” he added.
“Over a period of time I realized that besides preparing physically for a game, you have to prepare yourself mentally also. In my mind, the match started long before I entered the ground,” the Little master further said.
Tendulkar Said That Any Player Will Undoubtedly Go Through High Points And Low Points Through Injuries
When there is an injury, physios and doctors examine you and diagnose what is wrong with you. The same is the case with mental health. It is normal for anyone to go through ups and downs and when you hit those lows you need people around. Acceptability is the key here. Not just for the player, for people around him also. Once you have accepted you start looking for solutions,” he added.
Recently Virat Kohli opened up about the exploitation of player’s mental health in the bio-bubble amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Players getting a 14-day quarantine is affecting their mental health. Virat Kohli demanded a squad rotation for every series and equivalent rest for the players.