Panesar eyes return to cricket after been cured of schizophrenia
Former England spinner Monty Panesar looks to make a comeback in cricket after getting cured of schizophrenia.
The former off-spinner Monty Panesar had some tough time which kept him out from cricket for a while. The disease is known as paranoia/schizophrenia” which bedevilled him over the past few years.
The spinner revealed that his depression started to spiral and contributed towards an unhappy stint at Essex and had a brief spell at Northamptonshire, where he started his career and first came to national attention. However, since being released by them in 2016 he has yet to find another county willing to gamble on him.
“My parents became worried. They wanted me to see someone. I had always thought strong people couldn’t have a problem. My cricket had always gone the way I had planned it, but suddenly things started going in a direction I hadn’t experienced since childhood.”
“It was a guy called Peter Gilmore who said I was suffering from paranoia/schizophrenia and that shocked me massively. Mike Brearley told me to be careful about the things I was saying to myself. Some experts thought I’d never get better but I knew I could fight it, come through it.”
Panesar also said that his image of him being a bad boy is wrong.
“I love the game. I’m not a bad egg in the dressing room, I’m actually a nice guy. I want people to remember the good Monty, but it takes a while to eradicate bad memories. It’s like I’m a fireball and people are worried that if they get too close to me they’ll get burnt. I’m mentally and physically 100 per cent back to my best and I’ve been good for the last two years,” he concluded.