‘I couldn’t eat and I’d be crying on couch’ – Tim Paine reveals his struggle with mental illness


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After making his international debut, Tim Paine suffered a career-threatening finger injury in 2010. It was a hard time for Paine, who had to go through seven surgeries to regain confidence and eventually pave his way back into the side. I couldn’t score runs for an extended period of time. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. I was so nervous before games. I was horrible to live with,” he said.