Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?

Recently, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, and batsmen Nic Maddinson, Will Pucovski announced breaks from international cricket to deal with their mental issues. Virat Kohli had also touched on the subject, lauding Maxwell and recalling the time he struggled with ‘end of the world’ thoughts. But what are the factors which can impact the mental health of cricketers

Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?Steve Smith is glad that mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by ‘hectic’ playing schedules. Steve Smith has been a strong advocate for mental health awareness Steve Smith said in the Australian dressing room players are now […]

Virat Kohli reveals that he too struggled with mental health issues

The Indian captain felt that mental health issues need to be discussed for a better understanding of what one is going through at a personal level

Virat Kohli reveals that he too struggled with mental health issuesThe issue of mental health among players in cricket was thrust out in the open after Aussie batsman Maxwell came forward with his struggles and took a break from cricket. Virat Kohli, who is the captain of the Indian cricket team, felt that it was a ‘remarkable’ admission by Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, when the […]

India beat England by 36 runs in final, wins Physical Disability World Series T20

India clinched the trophy at the Physical Disability World Series 2019 in England after defeating host by 36 runs. The Physical Disability World Series 2019 was organised by England and Wales Cricket Board

India beat England by 36 runs in final, wins Physical Disability World Series T20India lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after beating England. India posted 180 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs in the title clash. Middle-order batsman R G Sante top-scored with 34-ball 53. Indian openers Kunal Phanase and Wasim Khan couldn’t get a good start. They lost their first wicket when Khan […]

Don’t let the cricket World Cup fever change your dietary habits

Now that the ICC World Cup is underway, you may have planned match screenings with your friends at home and in bars and pubs. But while you are glued to the one-day matches for the entire month and more, make sure you don’t ignore your health

Don’t let the cricket World Cup fever change your dietary habitsIt is easy to get taken in by the excitement and eat and drink junk and let your sleep and fitness go for a toss. We bring you a few tips that you can follow while watching World Cup matches on TVs so that your health remains intact post this excitement-filled month. Bring on the […]

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secrets

Punam Raut has earned plenty of praise for her batting in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Raut set a world record opening partnership of 320 runs with Deepti Sharma, contributing 109, On 15 May 2017, in a WODI verses Ireland. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Punam shared her fitness formulas

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secretsIn any sport, fitness is of great importance. Power, speed, stamina, energy levels and concentration matters. Not only physically an athlete is required to be fit mentally as well. To stay mentally fit, Punam emphasises on meditation. Along with all this, running between the wickets is equally important. Punam Raut, who is an icon, unravels […]

Doctor’s Premier League: Cricket fever helps keep Nagpur docs fit

You might be familiar with the Twenty 20 format of cricket, as Indian cricket has taken this format and helped young talent emerge into the limelight. On similar lines doctors from Nagpur have taken this idea and utilised it in a way so that doctors can find a fun outlet at the end of the day.  Playing cricket also helps the doctors remain aware about the importance of fitness in their day to day lives

Doctor’s Premier League: Cricket fever helps keep Nagpur docs fitThese doctors have taken this idea and remoulded it in a unique way. The doctors were auctioned like player are during the IPL, with the exception that there wasn’t any money involved. This was also a good exercise to increase the camaraderie among the doctors. For instance, before the start of the tournament teams were formed […]

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coaching

Delhi government has approved a scheme for providing good sports training/coaching for children in Delhi government schools. Under this, private sports academies, sports clubs and private sports coaches will be allowed to use the government school playgrounds and other sports facilities. Since, childhood obesity, gadget addiction is increasing amongst the children. This move can be helpful

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coachingManish Sisodia, deputy chief minister of Delhi told about this scheme in a press conference in Delhi. From the total number of children who will be trained, the half of the children will be from the government schools who will be given free training/coaching. Other children will be charged fees accordingly. On Friday, Master Blaster […]

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark Waugh

On Tuesday, Former Australian opening batsman Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO that works to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the injecting drug using community. Mark spent some valuable time by listening to the stories of the drug addicts, whose lives are back on track after quitting drugs and also motivated them by urging them to lead a healthy and a drugs-free life. He appealed the Indian cricketers to do their bit by supporting these causes

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark WaughFormer Australian cricketer Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust and encouraged the drug addicts to stay healthy and stay off drugs. “Like in India, in Australia, we support a lot of underprivileged people. It would be great if Indian cricketers come forward to support these charities. It’s great to see everybody doing great here and […]

Elphinstone bridge stampede: ‘Human life is unfortunately the cheapest thing’

Former ace cricketer and commentator Virender Sehwag, is not only good with his bat but also with his words. On field, Veeru is known for his flawless batting and impeccable shots and off field, for his straightforwardness. He is vocal about the issues which are a matter of a concern to the society. In a series of tweets, the fierce cricketer has criticised the government

Elphinstone bridge stampede: ‘Human life is unfortunately the cheapest thing’At least 22 passengers were killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains. This horrific incident shook the entire nation and many took to twitter to express their condolences, amongst which, was former cricketer and commentator Virender Sehwag. Veeru strikes back with […]

Sachin Tendulkar ‘bats’ for cleanliness in the city

On field, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is known for his impeccable shots and off field, for his social work. Sachin Tendulkar has inspired many to take up good causes which benefit the society. Yet again, Sachin strikes back to encourage people to embrace cleanliness by urging them to throw the garbage in the bin, instead of throwing it elsewhere

Sachin Tendulkar ‘bats’ for cleanliness in the cityGod of cricket Sachin Tendulkar will now give cleanliness lessons to Mumbaikars. An NGO Apnalaya, has initiated ‘Mission 24’ campaign with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Under the campaign, basic amenities will be provided to the people of M-East ward in Mumbai. On Tuesday morning, Sachin Tendulkar met municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta. After the meeting, information […]