18 Mar 2014

Vaughan lashes Trott

6:19 am on 18 March 2014

The Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has lashed out at batsman Jonathan Trott saying he has disrespected everyone suffering from mental illness.

Trott has admitted that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out" and not from depression.

When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness".

However, Trott told Sky that wasn't the case, and he doesn't want people to think he's a "nutcase".

That prompted Vaughan, England captain from 2003-2008, to write in his column in the Daily Telegraph that he feels a little bit conned.

Vaugn says there's a danger we are starting to use stress-related illness and depression too quickly as tags for players who are under pressure.

He says Trott has completely disrespected anybody who has gone through depression and mental illness by using words such as 'nutcase' or 'crazy'.