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Anxiety And Marcus Trescothick


Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Anxiety And Marcus Trescothick

Yet another high profile star has revealed suffering anxiety since the age of 10. With reference to a recent BBC Sport article (31 08 08) on former England star Marcus Trescothick.

Trescothick, 32, pulled out of England’s 2006-07 Ashes tour with depression and has since confirmed that he will not play for England again.

Trescothick recalls one incident on the Australia tour in Sydney, soon before he pulled out of the series, when he was pursued by a photographer.

“I was in despair really. I didn’t feel comfortable wherever I went. Whether in my room, downstairs having a drink with the lads or going out into town, I was always looking over my shoulder.

“I went to lunch one day in Sydney with Ashley Giles and Geraint Jones and we were followed by a photographer. Every time we sat down for coffee he was right there taking pictures of me. Little things like that freak you out when you aren’t feeling great anyway.”

He was included in the Ashes squad but lasted less than two weeks before he was boarding a flight back from Australia with a recurrence of his illness.

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