Monty Panesar on mental health in elite sport with Ben Stokes taking a ‘indefinite’ break from cricket

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar came in to chat about the pressures of elite sport and it’s impact on athletes.

This week, England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes said he’s taking a break from cricket for an indefinite period of time to look after his mental well-being.

He joins other high profile names in recent days and weeks citing their mental health as an area of concern, as expectations are so high for those competing at the top level.

Monty also had a look at England’s hopes as they welcome India this month for the beginning of the Test Match series – as well as commenting on how much of a success he believes The Hundred tournament has been so far.

James Dickman 4th August 2021