India and Mumbai Indians are hitting universal Hardik Pandya on Wednesday, he said he was aware of the importance of mental health while playing international cricket and acknowledged that his family kept him in the “right space”.
“When I play international cricket, I understood mentally because the kind of pressure that came into your life. Obviously life changes for us, but as a person you have to deal with all things,” Hardick said in a video posted by the Mumbai Indians on the official its handle on Twitter.
“So for me, I realized that mental health is also important, where my family has played a big role in making sure I’m in the right space.”
The focus on mental health has grown in the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing players to stay in bio-bubbles, where their lives are limited to hotels and stadiums.
The 27-year-old will appear for the Mumbai Indians in the opening of the lungs of the Indian Premier League when the defensive champions face the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday here.
Hardick, who has played 60 ODIs and 48 T20s, also spoke about the importance of physical training for World Health Day.
“Just make sure you do some activity during the day that adds to your fitness, that’s very important. And if you take care of the little things, you’ll be grateful they’ll take care of your body,” he said.
Hardik Krunal’s brother, who recently made his debut in India ODI against England, said he was also working hard for “inner happiness and peace”.
“When we work hard, we work hard for that inner happiness, that inner peace where you can sleep for eight hours, you can laugh for 4-5 hours,” said Krunal, who also plays T20 for India and is a vital role for the Indians. Mumbai.
The Mumbai Indians, spinners Rahul Chahar and Anukul Roy also spoke about the importance of physical fitness. “Ever since I started playing as a child, it was clear how important physical health is,” Chahar said.
Roy said, “Maintaining a proper diet is essential and following a diet will always be beneficial.”