Indian Cricket superstar Virat Kohli mentioned his struggle with Mental Health in his career. Kohli is the star player with his stats still leading him on top of International cricket despite being in a bad form for over a year. He still ranks third in most runs scored in T20 International.
Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs in ODI surpassing cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar. He recently opened up about his mental health throughout his cricket career. Kohli mentioned his condition to Indian Express. “I personally have experienced times when even in a room full of people who support and love me, I felt alone, and I am sure that this is a feeling that a lot of people can relate to.”
He mentioned it was important for athletes to rest and recover and reconnect with their “core self” “It is definitely a serious issue and as much as we try to be strong at all times, it can tear you apart. If you lose that connection, it wouldn’t take very long for other things to crumble around you.”
Kohli revealed his depression after failing to score runs on England tour. “It’s not a great feeling to wake up knowing that you won’t be able to score runs…I felt I was the loneliest guy in the world” He stated during a Podcast with English commentator Mark Nicholas in February.
“Even in a Room Full of People Who Support and Love Me, I Felt Alone”: Virat Kohli
The ex-skipper of India had an aggressive style of batting and playing. Kohli had a string of poor performances since last year and he was also not included in the West Indies series. He has yet to make a century from 2019. Virat Kohli will hopefully be back in action for Asia Cup, where India will go against Pakistan.
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