"Used to compare myself with teammates and used to get jealous," Shikhar Dhawan speaks on inner peace

Dhawan opened up on the importance of mental health.

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India opener Shikhar Dhawan spoke on the mental strength in every field after expressing grief on Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Reacting to the tragic incident, Dhawan said it's important to be mentally strong which sets you apart.

"Absolutely, first of all, it 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," he told India Today.

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"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 an education in school similarly in life you have to learn the art to live," he said.

Dhawan revealed he used to compare himself with his teammates which ended up making him jealous. He also talked about keeping himself peaceful from inside and how Yoga helps him to do so. 

"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," Dhawan added.

"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 I have to overcome that failure only positivity can make it better. Its all about energy, that's where yoga helps me physically & mentally."



By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Jun, 2020

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