The manager of Virat Kohli acknowledged that the cricketer had mental health issues, but he also voiced disappointment that his comments about depression were being taken too lightly.
With the bat, Kohli has been having a terrible time lately and has not reached a century since 2019. Since the T20 World Cup 2021, he has only participated in four T20 Internationals, amassing 81 runs at an average of 20 and a strike rate of 128.57. During the tour of England, which included the rescheduled fifth Test, the right-hander amassed just 76 runs from six innings across formats.
“Virat understands the representation of a severe ailment like depression extremely well.” He has spoken freely about the mental problems of playing at the top level of the sport, and he has not shied away from admitting them.”
“Having said that, he is indicated that he is only experiencing mental issues at a specific point in his career,” Virat’s agent Bunty Sajdeh told TOI on Thursday (August 18), when a sequence of criticisms surfaced regarding his comments on psychological well-being.
‘Virat Kohli for one will never feel alone’: CEO of Cornerstone
“Virat, for one, will not ever feel lonely as long as he is with others who care about and support him. He derives his mental toughness from there. The pressures and expectations that come with their positions have presented mental hurdles for every top athlete.
“The term “depression” is too broad and important to be used so carelessly” the CEO of Cornerstone, the corporate which manages Kohli additional stated.
“The former captain’s team claimed that a comment made by Kohli that has drawn media attention has been mainly misinterpreted.
“Even in a room full of people who love and support me, there have been occasions when I felt alone, and I am sure that many people can identify with this. So, set aside some time for yourself and get in touch with your true self,” Kohli was quoted as saying by nationwide every day.
For the T20Is and ODIs in the West Indies, Kohli was given a break, and he also asked for a break for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe that begins on August 18. When the Asia Cup begins on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates, he will return to competitive play.