New Delhi Just the next day after the IPL auction, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has made a big disclosure about his personal life. Virat Kohli has said that he was also suffering from depression, it seems that he is alone.
He said this while talking to former England player Mark Nichols. Kohli admitted that in 2014 when he was suffering from depression during a bad phase. Kohli, when asked if he was ever depressed, said, ‘Yes, that happened to me. It was not good thinking that you are not able to score runs and I think all the batsmen feel at some stage that you have absolutely no control over anything.
The 2014 England tour was a disappointment for Kohli. He scored in 10 innings of five Tests at an average of 13.50. He said about the England tour, ‘You don’t know how to overcome it. This was a period when I could do nothing to change things.
I felt as if I was the only person in the world. Kohli recalled that he had people to support in his life, but he still felt alone. He said that he then needed professional help.
He said, ‘The new revelation for me personally was that you feel alone despite being part of a larger group. I would not say that I had no one to talk to, but there was no professional to talk to who could understand what I was going through.
I think it is a big factor. I want to see it changing. The Indian captain, one of the best batsmen in the world, believes that the issue of mental health cannot be ignored as it could ruin a player’s career.