New Delhi: Team India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that he suffered from depression during a poor tour of England in 2014. Kohli said that due to continuous failure in batting, he felt that he is the only person in this world.
Virat Kohli, while speaking with former England player Mark Nichols, revealed that he had gone through a difficult period of his career during that England tour.
Kohli was in depression
When Kohli was asked if he ever lived in depression, he said, ‘Yes, it 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 cannot control anything.
Kohli was flopping in 10 innings
The 2014 England tour was very bad for Virat Kohli. Kohli scored runs in 10 innings of five Tests at an average of 13.50. Kohli’s scores were 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0,7, 6 and 20 runs. After this, he made a great comeback by scoring 692 runs in Australia tour.
Kohli was feeling lonely
Virat Kohli said about the tour of England, ‘You don’t know how to overcome it. This was a period when I could do nothing to change things. I used to feel as if I am the only person in the world.
Mental health can not be ignored
Kohli recalled that he had people to support him in his life, but he still felt alone. Virat Kohli believes that the issue related to mental health cannot be ignored, because it can ruin a player’s career. Kohli is currently in Ahmedabad for the Test series against England. Both teams have won one match each so far. The third Test match will be played from 24 February.