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‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund

In our latest episode of the podcast we talk to Abhinav Mukund, who has played seven Tests for India and recently became only the second batsman from Tamil Nadu to cross 10,000 first-class runs.

Abhinav has not shied away from expressing his views on matters as important as mental health and colourism. In a wide-ranging chat, he opens up about matters both cricketing and non-cricketing and reveals a maturity that belies his years.

Talking points:

  • Formative experiences around cricket thanks to having parents who were cricketers
  • The teenage prodigy Abhinav
  • A triple-hundred at the age of 18
  • The India call-up
  • Tours to West Indies and England
  • The dejection of being dropped
  • Coming out of a funk
  • The brief return to the national side
  • Making peace with oneself
  • The issue of mental health in cricket
  • Why he came out strongly against colourism
  • The dream of winning a Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu
  • And much more…

Participants:

Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Related:

It’s ok to take a break, it’s ok to speak up – Abhinav Mukund column on cricbuzz.com

Columns by Abhinav on cricbuzz.com

Abhinav Mukund’s statement on discrimination based on color (2017)

‘Getting to 100 Ranji games or 10,000 runs doesn’t happen overnight’ – Abhinav Mukund interview – ESPNcricinfo

Back-up man Abhinav makes peace with his role – Sidharth Mongia – ESPNcricinfo

The fall and rise of Abhinav Mukund – Arun Venugopal – ESPNcricinfo

Travails of TN tragics – 81allout podcast

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