Trott found help from renowned doctor

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England batsman Jonathan Trott has revealed how he started to recover from the stress-related illness that saw him leave the Ashes tour, and start to make a comeback for Warwickshire this season.

England batsman Jonathan Trott has revealed how he started to recover from the stress-related illness that saw him leave the Ashes tour, and start to make a comeback for Warwickshire this season.

After leaving Australia late last year, Trott took time out of the game to recover. He tried to make a comeback in April, but played just one game before retreating again, and then he asked Dr Steve Peters for help.

Dr Peters is a well-known sports psychiatrist, having worked with Liverpool Football Club, the British cycling team and world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, and Trott felt he had nothing to lose by contacting him.

Trott told the <i>Daily Mail</i>: "I wasn't sure if I wanted to play cricket any more. I was in that sort of place because of the way it had made me feel, 24 hours a day.

"It became a relief to be away from it. Not to be at the ground. But there was always a ticking clock knowing you had to go back.

"It was literally that all-in moment. The last throw of the dice. I was saying, 'Help me; thank you for your time; can you help me? I know you are very busy'.

"I'd found someone who understood me. Someone I could speak to. I called Abi (Trott's wife) and I just said 'I'll be fine now'."

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