Does it sometimes feel like you are cursed to make no progess with your cricket?
Like India's post-2011 World Cup slump of Test hammerings and World Twenty20 failure you can feel that - despite all your hard work - you have lost your ability.
You are stuck in a rut and it can feel like a disaster.
That feeling you had when you were a master of the game has gone. Your confidence is shot which puts you into a spiral of worse play and no idea how to get out it.
And as for progress, well, you can't even tred water, let alone improve.