White Ferns Captain Sophie Devine is all set to make a comeback to International Cricket

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Sophie Devine to make a comeback to International Cricket

White Ferns Captain Sophie Devine is all set to make a comeback to International Cricket after taking a break from the game during the end of last season. Sophie Devine also highlighted her ordeal, that how her fatigue reached a point where she wasn’t able to do justice to herself or the team.

“Looking back, & hindsight is a wonderful thing, it had probably been bubbling away for a little while”, ESPNcricinfo quoted Devines as saying. “For me, I knew that I couldn’t do a job. It’s the same thing as if I broke a leg or pulled my hamstring- If can’t complete the job to 100% then I need to take a serious look if I am worthy of being in that team. And at that stage, I couldn’t live up to my role, what I expect of myself as well as what my teammates expect of me”.

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Sophie pulled out from cricket after the first T20I against Australia in March & since then she has missed the national team’s five crucial matches of their home summer season. She has now made a comeback to the national squad & has joined their national training camp in Lincoln this week.

“I had my own little bubble for almost two months, where I spent the time going back to simple things, spending time away from cricket first & foremost & then spending it with loved ones which were really important. Needed to get back to what makes me feel good. I had fantastic support which made it easier for me, wasn’t really have to worry about expectations. I really did witch off from everyone & everything which I needed to do at that time”, Sophie added.

Devine also acknowledged the challenges she had faced due to COVID-19 & how she tacked with it. “COVID-19 has certainly thrown a spanner in the works & spending time in numerous different bubbles & quarantine, it’s a bizarre environment”, Sophie added.

“I think it was a combination of a lot of different things.  Hopefully, the same thing doesn’t happen again, but if it might happen then probably I am in a better position to deal with it if those things do come up. And I can share my story with others that sometimes it’s ok to step away. It’s not just athletes, it’s for everyone. We have to create a space for people so that we can talk about mental health more freely”, Sophie Devine concluded.

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