England fast-bowler Liam Plunkett enjoyed his country’s maiden ICC World Cup title with great emotions. However, according to the senior pacer, he had to endure a lot of hardships and anxiety before the World Cup period.
Plunkett took three vital wickets in the final, the crowning point of a career which he admits has given him plenty of mental challenges, leading him to seek professional help. The 34-year-old admitted that at one point he had spoken with his captain Eoin Morgan as he considered his international future in late 2015.
“I’ve always been big into it [mental health awareness],” he said. “I had a panic attack a long time ago ... I struggled to be in one-on-one situations and certain situations like travelling on a plane. I’ve always been conscious of that,” Plunkett said.