Virat Kohli, an Indian batsman and former team captain, has admitted that only Mahendra Singh Dhoni offered him encouragement during a trying period of mental turmoil following his resignation as Test captain.
“MS Dhoni was the only person to message me when I stepped down as Test captain. Even though they have my phone number, nobody else. I don’t want anything from him, and he doesn’t want anything from me. It appears in this way if there is a true relationship. We had no distrust for one another. Many suggestions are made in public. I would personally approach someone if I wanted to communicate with them. One can speak with me privately if he really wants me to get better”, he said.
However, I will not respect your suggestions if you make them public “Finally, he said.
It’s okay to take a break, and Kohli reaffirmed, “I hope this gives people strength and are able to confront their feelings.” “Anybody can experience these emotions, but it’s crucial to acknowledge them and take care of them.
“If you ignore it, your frustration level will increase. The main thing for me was to get back to loving my cricket, and now I’m happy, excited, and doing that.”
Virat Kohli also offered rookie pacer Arshdeep Singh some stern words of encouragement after he dropped a critical catch in the game’s 18th over.
“Even when I played my first game in the Champions Trophy against Pakistan, I made a poor shot and was subsequently ejected. Under duress, everyone can make mistakes. Feeling awful is normal. The captain and management deserve praise for the positive team atmosphere that currently exists. Therefore, one must acknowledge their error, take appropriate action, and look forward to the next time they are under pressure “declared Kohli during a news conference on Sunday following the game.
Virat has so far played well at the Asia Cup. He has 154 runs scored, averaging 77.00 runs per game. He has two half-centuries and a best individual score of 60.