These cricketers suffered from major depression, health issues

Updated: Nov 22, 2019, 14:05 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Sophie Molineux

    Sophie Molineux: Australian women's cricketer Sophie Molineux requested to take a break from the game in order to address her mental health issues. Sophie is part of Melbourne Renegades franchise at the Women's Big Bash League. Sophie Molineux wants to focus on her mental health and well being. Her request was accepted by the team management.

  • Andrew Flintoff

    Andrew Flintoff: England All-rounder Andrew Flintoff admitted to dealing with depression and speculated that it may have been behind his prolonged drinking bouts as captain of a whitewashed England side during the 2006/7 tour of Australia

  • Shaun Tait

    Shaun Tait: Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait had taken a break from cricket in 2008 saying he needed 'a clear mind'

  • Jonathan Trott

    Jonathan Trott: In 2013, Jonathan Trott returned home from England's tour of Australia with a stress-related illness. He took a break from all cricket before. making a comeback in 2015 again. He then announced his retirement in the same year.

  • Marcus Trescothick

    Marcus Trescothick: Former England cricketer Marcus Trescothick returned home from England's tour of India in February 2006 claiming he was suffering from a virus. Later the same year, he travelled to Australia but after playing in the first two warm-up matches he flew home with a 'stress-related illness'. Then in 2008, he announced an early retirement from international cricket because of mental health issues

  • Steve Harmison

    Steve Harmison: Here was another England cricketer to face up to the possibility that he was afflicted by clinical depression during his international career. In an interview, Harmison said he only realised how bad things had got during England's tour of South Africa in 2004-05

  • Steve Davies

    Steve Davies: The former England wicketkeeper and first openly gay cricketer, suffered from depression after a difficult 2012 season in which he experienced lost his friend and Surrey team-mate Tom Maynard in an accident and also saw a dip in form that cost him his place in the England squad and Surrey

  • Tim Ambrose

    Tim Ambrose: The former England wicketkeeper, revealed a battle with depression. He has not played for England since 2009, and admitted he struggled mentally after losing his place in the side, leading him to miss much of the 2010 English domestic season

  • Matthew Hoggard

    Matthew Hoggard: The England fast bowler, revealed in an interview, that he was dealing with depression during the 2008 tour of New Zealand

  • Michael Yardy

    Michael Yardy: The All-rounder quit the England team mid-way ahead of their quarter-final tie against Sri Lanka during the 2011 World Cup after a lengthy fight with depression

  • Iain O'Brien

    Iain O'Brien: The former New Zealand seamer, admitted to suffering from depression. He said he bullied himself into remaining normal even while he battled lows

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Depression is not an uncommon aspect in the life of a sports athlete. On many occasions, cricketers have admitted to quitting tours due to depression. We listed out a few such international players who suffered from this problem