Sreesanth Opens Up About His Depression & How Sushant Singh Rajput's Death Affected Him: "I Was On That Edge..."
Sreesanth Opens Up About His Depression & How Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Affected Him: “I Was On That Edge…”(Pic Credit – Sreesanth/SushantSinghRajput/Instagram)

Former Indian cricketer and Bigg Boss contestant, S. Sreesanth has been in the news for both good and bad reasons. As a cricketer, he had a good contribution to the Indian cricket but post the match-fixing scandal, his career doomed.

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Later in 2018, he became a part of Bigg Boss 12 and even managed to emerge the first runner up of the show. At Bigg Boss, he was among the most controversial contestants.

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Recently, Sreesanth opened up about his dark days post the match-fixing controversy and how he dealt with intense depression. In a conversation with Deccan Herald, S Sreesanth said, “You know I was scared of the dark at one point. I couldn’t step out of the house and I didn’t let anyone step out of the house because I feared that I/ they would get kidnapped. I was in a deep depression at the time.”

He also revealed that he didn’t want to show his weakness to anyone at that time and used to cry a lot. Sreesanth revealed that he took up hobbies to deal with depression. He said, “I had all these thoughts in my room but I couldn’t leave my room without a smile on my face because my parents would not have been able to handle it. I didn’t want to show my weakness to them. I was completely on my own in these moments, I was crying all the time trying to figure out where I went wrong and what happened to me. I was living this dual life and it was too much to handle. I was Sreesanth to the world and Gopu to the family, but in my room, I didn’t know what I was. That’s why I started discovering hobbies and working on them with a lot of seriousness,”

He also added, “It is something I battled with incessantly in 2013. It was there everywhere I turned, the easy way out, but my family kept me sane. I had to stick around for my family. I knew they needed me.”

Sreesanth also opened up about how his friend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has affected him a lot. He added, “I was on that edge but I walked back because I knew how much it would hurt those who believe in me and love me.”

More power to you, Sreesanth!

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