Liam Plunkett exhibits his ‘huge low’ after England’s World Cup very last win
World Cup winner Liam Plunkett has admitted “it has been pretty hard” since the World Cup final and that he has had down moments as he has come to phrases with reaching the top of his profession.
Speaking at an occasion at Dulwich Cricket Club encouraging kids to play cricket, Plunkett said he changed into keeping on top of his intellectual fitness after the final. The England speedy bowler said he had skilled tension early in his profession after struggling a panic attack even as visiting outside the game.
“I’ve continually been massive into it [mental health awareness],” he said. “I had a panic assault a long time in the past. I never knew what it becomes and I was given anxiety around it. I struggled to be in single-on-one situations and positive situations like touring on an aircraft and I’ve usually been conscious of that.”
Plunkett said that the transition returned to normality from triumphing the World Cup had been hard. “I went from prevailing the World Cup and all of a surprising I’m sat on my sofa watching Netflix a day and a half of later. It changed into pretty tough and in reality, I felt pretty down a touch bit,” he stated.
“Everything changed into building up to that World Cup and it became the highest point of my profession. I’m not sure whatever’s going to manifest like that once more in cricket for me.”
The Surrey bowler found out that he had felt the effect of the squad disbanding too, announcing: “In the blink of an eye it was gone, as I say it felt like a massive low then. Everyone just disappeared everywhere else, so it becomes unhappy a touch bit due to the fact you still want to be round people.
“You’ve just gained the World Cup, you may by no means see that once more in no way thoughts prevailing it so I felt a bit down after. It becomes unhappy.”
When requested if he could are seeking aid and communicate to a person if he continued to sense down, he stated that he had usually spoken to specialists and that this will be no one of a kind.
“I’ve in no way stopped speaking to anyone, but it’s just a natural component. From triumphing the World Cup to sitting to your couch it’s miles a big drop. I assume a number of the guys felt the identical, we spoke to each other approximately it however as I stated you’ve got to head again to playing for your county, a few guys are gambling inside the Ashes and the Test against Ireland.”
Plunkett stated he had also taken steps out of doors to speak to team psychologists to manage his intellectual health in the beyond. “For perhaps three or four years I was in and out of meditating. I’ve usually attempted to do a chunk of yoga and to take a breath out [of the game] too,” he said.
The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Professional Cricketers’ Association have positioned quite a few assets into the intellectual well being of players after a sequence of excessive-profile England cricketers consisting of Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff, and extra lately Jonathan Trott opened up approximately their experiences of negative intellectual health.