As the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Chris Lynn has shared their views on physical fitness and mental health on the occasion of World Health Day on Wednesday. Hardik shared that one should do at least one activity in a day to keep themselves healthy as well.
“Just making sure that in the day you’re doing some activity which is adding to your fitness that’s very important. If you look after the small things you’re going to be grateful to look after your body,” Hardik said in a video shared by the Mumbai Indians’ franchise on their official Twitter handle.
🗣️ "Just make sure in the day that you're doing some activity which is adding to your fitness."
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 7, 2021
“When I play international cricket, mentally I realised because of the kind of pressure and all that came into your life. Obviously, life changed for us but as an individual, you need to cope with all the things. So for me, I realised the mental health is also very important where my family played a big role to make sure that I’m in the right space,” he further added.
Meanwhile, his brother Krunal shared: “You being unfit and you being fit is two different people when it comes to your personality as well. When we work hard we work hard for that inner happiness that inner peace where you can sleep for eight hours. You can laugh for 4-5 hours.”
On the other hand, opening batsman Lynn also shared his point thoughts that proper sleep is also very much required for a healthy life.
“For me, I’ve obviously had my setbacks and I believe in having the discipline and the mindset to just get better as an individual and person off the field as well,” Lynn said. “I like at least seven hours of sleep a night. As soon I wake up, I drink a bottle of water.”
Two times defending champions Mumbai Indians will play their first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the series opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday, April 9.