Harmison says knows what Trott is going through from 'own' 10-year depression spell

Sydney, Nov 26 : Former England cricketer Stephen Harmison has said that he understands what Jonathan Trott is going through because he himself spent 10 years hiding depression on overseas tours as homesickness.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Harmison revealed that he suffered from depression from an early age, long before his international cricket career began.

He said that he was not in a very good place whenever he toured, but there were probably two occasions where he thought he was going to have to make the decision Trott has made.

He added that at the time, nobody did that and it was not that he did not want to be the first one, it was just that he did not believe he could say anything about how he was feeling, and he somehow managed to struggle through.

Harmison said that when Marcus Trescothick went public with his depression, he was glad somebody had made that step, according to the report.

The former England player added that he could remember sleepless nights in hotel rooms where he would be in tears and then going out to play the next day, the report mentioned.

Stephen Harmison, now 35, played 63 Tests for England between 2002 and 2009, taking 226 wickets at 31.82, with a best return of 7/12, the report said.

--ANI (Posted on 26-11-2013)

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