Aug 23, 2022, 10:28 IST

I am on antidepressant drugs to deal with my father’s death- Cricket is the reason!!


England Test captain Ben Stokes revealed he is on anxiety drugs to escape the trauma caused by his father’s death.

“I never thought that I would require medicines to deal with the issue. I am not ashamed to say that I needed help at that time,” Stokes said in an Amazon documentary, which will be released on Friday.

“I still speak to the doctor and take medication every day,” he added.

Stokes said he felt terrible that he couldn’t be with his father in his last days.

“I was angry with cricket so I took a break from it. I thought sport kept me away from my dying father,” he told the Telegraph in an interview.