He advised cricketers to speak up during times that they are not in a good frame
After Glenn Maxwell’s indefinite break from cricket due to mental health issues, Virat Kohli praised the player’s decision to take his time to breathe. He advised players that they should take a break if they are not in a good mental state so that they will not be burned out. Kohli recalled when he was down during their tour of England in 2014.
‘I've gone through a phase in my career where I've felt like it was the end of the world. In England 2014, I just didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. To be honest, I couldn't have said I am not feeling great mentally and I want to get away from the game, because you never know how that's taken’, he said.
‘I think these things should be of great importance because if you think that a player is important enough, for the team and for Indian cricket to go forward, I think they should be looked after’, he added.
Kohli believes that every player should reach out and communicate when this phase comes. He called Maxwell’s decision as ‘remarkable’ and a ‘good example’ for cricketers, especially for those who play at the international level.
Virat Kohli took a short break after he decided not to play in the T20I series against Bangladesh. He is set to return for the Test series which will begin today in Indore. The Men in Blue (-5000) has the best odds to win against the Tigers (+1500). Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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