February 7, 2023 8:50 pm

Playing cricket at the highest stage remains the ultimate dream for all players. Representing one’s nation and donning the national jersey is a moment of pride for all budding cricketers. But it comes at a cost. With the viewership of cricket growing by the day, the margin of error for cricketers starts to lessen, adding far more stress on cricketers with social media getting the platform exactly where players are generally targetted. And these come amid the continuous want to retain consistency with the presence of competitors inside the group and also with cricket calendars finding tighter by the day. Players therefore have generally complained about the stress of playing cricket at the highest level. Legendary India captain Kapil Dev on Sunday produced a statement on the really exact same, but fans had been left angered as they felt that the former cricketer was rather mocking mental overall health.

Speaking at the ‘Chat with Champions’ occasion, Kapil Dev admitted that he by no means understood words like “stress” and “depression”, mocking them as “American words” and opined that if players really feel there is a stress in playing IPL, then they ought to rather opt out. He then added that even students of class ten and 12 now-a-days really feel the “stress”, which once more, he admitted that he by no means discovered logic in it.

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“I hear a lot of occasions on Television that there is a lot of stress on players to play in the IPL. Then I only say a single factor, do not play. If a player has passion, there will be no stress. I cannot recognize these American terms, like depression. I am a farmer and we play simply because we take pleasure in the game, and there cannot be any stress when enjoying the game,” Kapil mentioned.

“I recall going to a college exactly where students of class ten and 12 told him they face lot of stress. I mentioned, ‘So also face stress!’. You persons sit in air-conditioned rooms with charges paid by your parents, teachers can not beat you up, then had been is this stress coming from? Ask me what stress is all about. Teachers utilised to beat us up and then would ask exactly where we had gone. Students want to convert this into pleasure and enjoyable, stress is a really incorrect word.” he added.

Right here is how Twitter reacted to Kapil Dev’s viral video on ‘pressure’ and mental overall health

Practically nothing just an old guy creating enjoyable of mental overall health

— Jatin Goyal (@JatinGo1920) October 8, 2022

Classic gaslighting from Kapil Dev right here.

I do not recognize anything and consequently it does not exist.

Also,it appears that Depression is an American word and India k mardangi se bhare logon ko kahan hota hai depression. https://t.co/w3bbDjx6ow

— Akash Kumar Jha (@Akashkumarjha14) October 9, 2022

This is however once more childish and immature from Kapil Dev..🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

If you do not know what is Stress, Depression and Anxiousness, stfu and do not behave like an absolute boor ffs…!! 😭😭👋 https://t.co/JIVV6OjcVt

— 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢 (@SaurabhTripathS) October 9, 2022

Everyday reminder that rigorous EQ/IQ tests ought to be mandatory ahead of letting persons speak in public about experiences outdoors their mental cocoon.

Kapil Dev has a cupboard filled with silverware, but I want he had a thoughts devoid of as a lot rust. https://t.co/aXaYlVIqGB

— Sarthak Dev (@devellix) October 9, 2022

Actually disappointed to see Kapil Dev mock mental overall health. He thinks“depression” is an American word &amp today’s youngsters have no basis to really feel any “pressure” simply because “they study in AC classrooms.” 🤷‍♀️ https://t.co/dekFh6lrAj

— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) October 9, 2022

Yeh american words aajate hain, stress hain, depression hain…

Kapil Dev says it and the audience begins cheering, this says a lot about the society we reside in https://t.co/cLhOffXrrq

— 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐚 (@Barso_re_megha) October 9, 2022

Kapil Dev is speaking nonsense about mental overall health at an occasion sponsored by coaching classes, which themselves excel at exploiting anxieties of students &amp risking their mental overall health. These clapping ought to not only be ashamed, they ought to be banned from ever getting into a classroom. https://t.co/WSWpo7HsRI

— Exhausted Existentialist (@NamelessWander4) October 9, 2022

Kapil Dev played131 Tests and 225 ODIs in his illustrious profession and had led India to their really very first Globe Cup haul back in 1983. He is also the very first Indian to claim far more than 400 Test wickets and is nevertheless regarded as a single of the greatest all-rounders the nation has ever made. But the legend played in an era of no social media.

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