In a YouTube interview on ‘Mind Matters’, die 33-year-old Pujara said handling pressures were important to survive in international cricket.
“As soon as you are in a negative zone, everything around you becomes negative. I do yoga and try to meditate, I pray every day that helps me remain in positive attitude, “he said.
“There were times in that I felt I couldn’t handle the pressure. When I had problems in In my younger years, I went to mine mother and cried in front of she said I had a lot of Pressure and nervousness and I don’t want play cricket.
“But now I do know how to deal with the pressure, “said the right-handed batsman who scored 6244 runs from 85 tests.
He said he took help from a spiritual guru after losing his mother when he was only 17.
“The mind is important because when you don’t have one clear head you are always in Doubt. If you are in a happy state of mind you, you have a happy life.
“I have a spiritual guru and when I lost my mother, he is sad that it is difficult to accept the loss. He told you need Having faith and belief kept me going.
“Over a period of time of One time I realized that I can use this word (belief) in my game and in my life also and have faith in God is most important for me.”
He said he was hurt when it wasn’t sold in die IPL auction for long before Chennai Super Kings picked him year.
“It’s been tough, it’s never easy to be left out and be unsold in the IPL. It hurt me.
“But that’s something I can’t control. After a point, I realize that I’m going to do things die I can control. I kept it on work to get better in Direction of the shorter format. “
Said Pujara players need consult sports Psychologists to deal with pressure.
“I’ve seen a lot of domestic workers players I find it hard to deal with pressure when they leave international Level. I have seen best of the players consultation sports Psychologists and they always improve yours performance.
“I have consulted many of them times and it helped me. If you act with You always have questions about the mental aspect and to clear These doubts and I saw a different perspective after consultation sports Psychologist. Focus also on the process and don’t worry about the outcome. “
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