Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has praised Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell for opening up on his mental health issues, setting an example for all the sportspersons around the world. Kohli admitted that he also had faced such a situation in his career where he couldn’t find any light at the end of tunnel and found it hard to share his thoughts with other people.
This issue of mental health circulated in the news in recent times when star batsman Glenn Maxwell decided to take indefinite break from cricket following his mental health problems. He followed the shoes of other Australian batsman Nic Maddison who recently decided to take a break from cricket.
“You know when you get to the international stage, every player that’s in the squad needs that communication – that ability to speak out. I think what Glenn has done is remarkable,” said Indian Captain.
“I have gone through a phase in my career where I had felt that it was the end of the world. I just didn’t know what do and what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate,” he recalled, referring to the 2014 tour of England when he endured a serious slump in form.
The Indian Captain opened up on his experience and said that these issues need to communicated with other people to find their root cause because only then answers can be found out.
“To be very honest, you (journalist) guys have a job to do. We guys have a job to do and everyone is focussed on what we need to do. It is very difficult to figure out what’s going on in another person’s mind,” Kohli said.