Virat Kohli thinks that mental-health breaks are necessary for sports. He while talking to media today recalled his struggling period and said that it’s high time that they are not seen in a negative way.
Kohli on the mental issue in sports
In recent times many cricketers are failing to deal with mental pressures. Indian captain Virat Kohli was asked about the same in the media meet. Kohli said it was not easy to deal with his ordinary performances on the England tour of 2014. Kohli said he felt like “it was the end of the world” but was not in a position to say he was “not feeling great mentally” and “get away from the game”. He shared his personal experiences in England in 2014 and explained, “In England 2014, I didn’t know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn’t have said ‘I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game’ because you never know how that’s taken.”
According to the Indian cricket captain players need to identify these issues themselves and communicate properly.
Kohli on Maxwell
He applauded Glen Maxwell for being able to share his issue, “I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you’re not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game.”
He further added, “I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it’s got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way.”