• 10 sports personalities who have battled mental health issues
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    Gayatri Vinayak

    10 sports personalities who have battled mental health issues

    Madhya Pradesh batsman, Aryaman Birla, son of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, recently released a statement on Instagram saying that he would be taking an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health. The young player had also been a part of Rajasthan Royals and played two seasons of IPL. Often a taboo subject, especially in sports where it is mostly about performance, winning and constantly exceeding expectations, discussions around mental health are slowly gaining momentum as more players come out with their stories of battling depression, anxiety and mental health issues. We take a look at the sports personalities who have opened up about their mental health struggles:

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