“It’s difficult not to take to heart”: Australia Batter On Social Media Abuse. The Australian batter stated that he received constant abuse for his batting technique on Facebook and Twitter. That it was difficult to “not take that to heart.”
Australian batter Peter Handscomb has spoken out about his mental health struggles during his poor batting performances. Handscomb, who made his Test debut in 2016 against South Africa in Adelaide. Average 99.75 in his first four Tests before being drop from the Australian team. Due to a poor run of form in the game’s longest format. Handscomb, who is eyeing a return to the side after a 697-run season in the Sheffield Shield, said he receive constant abuse on Facebook and Twitter for his batting technique, and that difficult to “not take that to heart.”
“Those two platforms were probably the worst in terms of people having direct access to you, just randomly sledge you and take you down,” Handscomb told cricket.com.au.
Australia Batter On Social Media Abuse
“It’s hard not to take it to heart when someone takes the time to directly message you, calling you s**t or ‘How dare you be in the Australian side’ – that kind of stuff,” he added.
Handscomb, leads Middlesex in the English County Championship, believes he better prepare to deal with the criticisms now.
“If that happens again, and I’m lucky enough to play for Australia again.” The 31-year-old added. ” I think I’m better equip to deal with everything that comes with it.”
Handscomb will play for Australia ‘A’ during their June tour of Sri Lanka.
While the Australian senior team will play three Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals, and two Tests, the ‘A’ side will play two one-day games and two first-class matches.