Aryaman Birla who is with Madhya Pradesh since 2017 took a break from cricket due to anxiety. The youngster announced it on his social media handle.
The left-handed batter was picked by Rajasthan Royals in 2018 and he was one of the few players the team released ahead of 2020 IPL auction.
It is to be noted that he is the son of Aditya Birla Group chief Kumar Mangalam Birla, one of the wealthiest man in India.
Birla’s note said, “It’s been a journey of hard work, perseverance, dedication and immense courage to get to this point in my cricket career. However, I’ve been coping with severe anxiety related to the sport for a while now.
“I’ve felt trapped. I’ve pushed myself through all the distress so far, but now I feel the need to put my mental health and wellbeing above all else.
“And so, I’ve decided to take an undefined sabbatical from cricket. This lovely sport is an integral part of my life and I hope to be back on the field when the time is right.”
Good luck, champ!