Battling depression and still struggling with it: Johnson


Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson spoke openly about his struggle with depression and said that he is still struggling with his mental condition despite retiring from all forms of cricket in 2018.

Johnson told Channel 7 SAS Australia, "Throughout my career, I had to deal with it (depression)." I am really moving forward now and trying to keep myself active with some things, keeping my mind busy. "He said," I found it more difficult after retiring from cricket. Suddenly you have nothing special to do. You become a little aimless. ''

Johnson took 313 wickets in 73 Tests in his career. He retired from Test cricket in 2015 but continued to play in the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League for the next three years. He said, "Sometimes my confidence used to be very low. I am now in a phase of change where I have not played cricket for two years.

Johnson was asked if the situation after retirement was more difficult, he said, "Yes, I have felt that many times. I felt that I was depressed but I believe that depression is associated with me since puberty.”