Chennai: India and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya said that he felt the importance of mental health while playing international cricket and gave credit to his family for keeping himself mentally strong. In the video posted by Mumbai Indians on its official Twitter handle, Hardik said- When I played international cricket, I realized what kind of pressure gets involved in your life. Surely life changes for us but personally you also need to overcome everything.
He said- So I felt that mental health is also important, in which my family played a very big role which ensured that I remain in the right place. The focus on being mentally healthy has been receiving more attention since last year as the Kovid-19 epidemic forced players to live in a biologically safe environment in which their lives are restricted to only hotels and stadiums.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of the Indian Premier League. Hardik, who has played 60 ODIs and 48 T20 Internationals for India, also emphasized the importance of physical fitness on the occasion of World Health Day.
He said - make sure that during the day you participate in some kind of 'activity', which will improve your fitness, it is very important. If you take care of small things then it will be good for your body's attention.