India opener Shikhar Dhawan has expressed his grief over the unfortunatedemise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. On Sunday, Sushant left the entire country in shock by committing suicide. Just 34, the Bollywood actor was reportedly suffering from mental depression which eventually made him take his own life.
Just like others, Shikhar Dhawan is also shocked with the incident and called it tragic. The star opener then went on to explain the importance of being in a good place mentally.
“Absolutely, first of all its was a very tragic moment, what happened. You don’t know what the person is going through at that time. At the same time it is very important in any sort of league you are in whether its Bollywood, cricket or business world you have to be mentally strong, that’s what sets you apart. Reaching somewhere is one thing but to maintain that position is another thing,” Shikhar Dhawan told India Today.
“You can have the best physique but if you don’t have strength in your mind you will struggle. Life is a very beautiful journey, we have to learn the art the way you get education in school similarly in life you have to learn the art to live,” he added.
Shikhar Dhawan further recalled that he stopped comparing himself with his other teammates because comparisons made him jealous with them. The batting star also shed light on how he manages to take care of his mental health, stating that he does not compete with anyone anymore.
“I used to compete with my teammates, with other openers. So I started comparing myself with them and the end result was that I started feeling jealous. I wanted them to do well but I wanted to better than them. Ultimately I took a step back and realized that I have achieved all my dreams.
“At the same time I was missing real happiness in my life as I was always in a chase. I wanted to achieve more, I had more potential. Thus I don’t compete with anyone anymore, whether I play cricket for 2 days or 2 years it doesn’t affect me anymore.
“External circumstances don’t affect my inner peace. The way you practice your skills, you have to practice your mindset as well. I make sure I think positively, I live in gratitude and abundance and I enjoy that. I love learning this mindset and spreading the same.
“That’s why maybe you like that energy of mine. Even if I get out on zero I stay positive, of course that doesn’t mean I don’t analyze it. I analyze it and understand the mistake I made, but if have to overcome that failure only positivity can make it better. Its all about energy, that’s where yoga helps me physically & mentally,” he concluded.