‘Wish I could talk to him’: Mohammed Shami rues he could not help his friend Sushant Singh Rajput

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Sushant Singh Rajput, Mohammed Shami (Pic Source: Twitter)

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on Sunday, June 14. The actor committed suicide at his Bandra residence, and it was his domestic help who informed the Mumbai Police. Since Sushant’s sudden death, many Bollywood celebrities and cricket stars have expressed their grief, and also offered condolences to the bereaved family.

Now, Team India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has expressed his grief over the late actor’s demise, and he wishes that he could talk to his friend.

“Depression is a problem that needs attention,” Shami told Hindustan Times. “It was unfortunate to see such a brilliant actor like Sushant Singh Rajput lose his life. He was a friend, and I wish I could talk to him had I known about his mental condition. In my case, my family pulled me out of that low phase. They took care of me and made me realise that I needed to fight back.

“There were times I felt suicidal, but my family ensured I was never alone. Someone or the other would always be around, talking to me. Spirituality also helps you seek answers. Talking to your close ones or counselling is the best way out,” he said.

Shami opined that mental pressure can mess with a person’s physical well-being and in his case, the pacer said he was lucky to have captain Virat Kohli and other team members around him to boost him.

“Mental pressure definitely interferes in your physical well-being,” he said. “At the same time, if you seek help from others and talk about it, you can get rid of such issues off the field. I was lucky to have the team’s support staff along with Virat Kohli and other players backing me. We are like a family. My teammates always insisted I vent my anger and frustration out on the field. I am happy that phase is over,” added Shami.

Meanwhile, talking about Sushant’s suicide, it was reported that the actor suffered depression and was also seeking medical help for it from last six months.

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