Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:30:00 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra, India Syndicate
Cricket and depression: The enemy within

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"...because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street cafe in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air." -  Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Hefty pay-cheques, luxurious lifestyle, adulation from fans, VIP status - on the outside a cricketer's life is looked upon with envy.

But behind all the jazz lie some dark truths. When England cricketer Jonathan Trott pulled out of the ongoing Ashes series due to "stress-related illness" the spotlight once again shifted to the gloomy world of depression.

It's not for the first time that cricket and depression have been mentioned in the same breath. From Trott to Trescothick, we take a look at cricketers who have battled the mental illness

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