Virat Kohli Advocates Need Of Mental Health Awareness In Cricket
India captain Virat Kohli has said that he would like to see more mental health awareness in cricket.
Kohli said that he had gone through a bout of depression during India's Test series in England in 2014 and those players going through such phases need professional help.
"Personally, for me that was a revelation that you could feel that lonely even though you are a part of a big group. I won't say I didn't have people who I could speak to but not having a professional to speak to who could understand what I am going through completely, I think is a huge factor. I think I would like to see it change," Kohli said in a conversation with cricket commentator Mark Nicholas in the latter's podcast "Not Just Cricket".
The India captain said that players often get dropped after going through a bad patch of form but that is not a solution for those suffering from poor mental health.