England cricketer Mike Yardy returns after depression

England cricketer Mike Yardy returns after depression

By Charlotte Fantelli

BBC Sport yesterday reported that England spinner Michael Yardy made a successful return to competitive action after his time out for depression, by leading Sussex to a five-wicket CB 40 win over the Netherlands at Hove.

Yardy is 30-years-old, and had on 24th March returned home early from the 2011 World Cup because of depression.

He had publically and openly spoken of his depression and on his return had thanked those who had offered their support over the period.

He said: "I'd like to thank all those who have sent messages and to the media for giving me privacy.

"I ask that people respect my decision to focus on performances for Sussex."

He seemed to be on top form in his returning match leading his team to victory.

His career is one to be proud of with many accolades under his belt, the BBC said he was ‘an integral component of the England team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean in May 2010.’

We wish him every success in his career and in his continued recovery from depression.

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