Keaton Jennings: ‘I made the pursuit of hundreds my reason for existing’

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Recalled to the England Test side the opener has a new-found perspective on cricket which will survive whether he thrives or fails in Sri Lanka next month

Keaton Jennings will not be reading this article. That is a departure for the 27-year-old, recently recalled to England’s Test squad and who used to spend late nights poring over every piece that mentioned his name. He would also scrawl through his Twitter feed fretting over the opinions of strangers. Deleting the app from his phone on multiple occasions was the only way he could wrench himself away from the noise.

“I was in a dark space,” Jennings says from Tasmania, Australia, where he is with the England Lions. “My head was clouded. I was so worried about what others thought of me and my technique. It was like living in a fish bowl with the whole world looking in. Even when I was alone I felt eyes on me. It got so bad that I’d second guess even the most mundane things like what coffee I ordered in the morning. I was a mess inside.”

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Written by Daniel Gallan
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Keaton Jennings: ‘I made the pursuit of hundreds my reason for existing’

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