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England's Roy claims things were not right for him mentally during PSL 7

Roy turned up for the Quetta Gladiators this year and was in fine form during the tournament. The English batter scored 303 runs in just six games with an impressive average of 50.5 and a strike rate of 170.22

England's Roy claims things were not right for him mentally during PSL 7 PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

England opener Jason Roy has revealed that things weren't right for him mentally during this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL) and he was in a 'weird place.'

Roy turned up for the Quetta Gladiators this year and was in fine form during the tournament. The English batter scored 303 runs in just six games with an impressive average of 50.5 and a strike rate of 170.22.

However, the 31-year-old batter admitted that things weren't going well for him mentally despite the brilliant on-field performances. Speaking to Yorkshire Post, Roy said that he was in a weird place because he wasn't enjoying himself and it was a dark time.

"Things mentally weren't right with me at the PSL. I was in a weird place because I was playing good cricket but I wasn't enjoying myself, I wasn't happy and it was just a dark time."

"It was just a good two months to come home and live a normal life for a bit after a tough couple of years."

"(There were) a lot of months away. Over 50 days of hotel quarantine the year before and then having a child in January and having to spend time away from him was just a bit too much," said Roy.

Roy, who was picked by the Gujarat Titans, decided to skip this year's IPL citing bio-bubble fatigue. The English batter said that missing the tournament helped him refresh his mind and body. He concluded by saying that it is a nice feeling to be back in love with the game again.

"I missed the IPL to spend some time at home and it has refreshed my mind and body, and I recognised where I was at with a lot of things.

"So, it is nice to be here now and I'm chomping at the bit to put the badge back on. It's the same for Surrey. I've loved every minute of that.

"It's a nice feeling to be in love with the game again," said Roy.