‘Imature, nonsense’: Kapil slams mental health in viral video | cricket


Playing cricket at the highest stage remains the ultimate dream of all players. Representing the country and wearing the national jersey is a proud moment for all the young cricketers. But it comes at a price. With the cricket watching more and more day by day, the margin of error for cricketers starts to decrease, increasing pressure on cricketers with social media being the platform where players are often targeted. This comes amid the constant need to maintain consistency with the competition within the team and also as the cricket calendars narrow day by day. Players have often complained about the stress of playing cricket at the highest level. legendary India captain Kapil Dev Sunday made a statement on himselfbut fans were furious as they felt the former cricketer was making fun of his mental health.

Speaking at the ‘Chat with Champions’ event, Kapil Dev admitted that he never understood words like ‘pressure’ and ‘depression’, mocking them as ‘American words’ and opined that if players felt pressure playing the IPL, they should instead pulling out. He then added that even tenth and twelfth graders nowadays feel the “pressure”, which he once again admitted he found no sense in.

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“I hear a lot on TV that there is a lot of pressure on players to play in the Indian Premier League. Then I just say one thing, I don’t play. If a player has passion, there is no pressure. I can.” I don’t understand these American terms, like depression. I am a farmer and we play because we enjoy the game, and there can be no pressure while enjoying the game.”

“I remember going to a school where the 10th and 12th graders told him they were under too much pressure. I said, ‘So face the pressure too!” You people are sitting in air-conditioned rooms with fees paid by your parents, and the teachers can’t beat you, so where does this come from? Stress? Ask me what pressure is. The teachers used to hit us and then ask us where we went. Students need to turn this into fun and fun, stress is a very wrong word.” he added.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kapil Dev’s viral video about ‘stress’ and mental health

Kapil Dev played 131 Test and 225 ODI matches in his illustrious career and led India to their first World Cup trip in 1983. He is also the first Indian to claim more than 400 Test wickets and is still regarded as one of the best-rounders the country has ever produced time ago. But the legend is played out in an era where social media does not exist.



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