Virat Kohli Mental Health: Ahead of Asia Cup, Virat Kohli admits ‘In a room full of people, I felt alone’: CHECK OUT

Virat Kohli Mental Health – Asia Cup 2022 LIVE: Amid his struggle for form, former India captain Virat Kohli has opened up…

Virat Kohli Mental Health – Asia Cup 2022 LIVE: Amid his struggle for form, former India captain Virat Kohli has opened up on his battle with the inner demons. The 33-year-old has been the focal point of criticism and debate from cricket fans around the globe and will return to international cricket after a month-long break during the Asia Cup. Kohli’s place in the side is up for debate and the former India captain will aim to shut his critics down starting with the India vs Pakistan match on August 28. Follow Asia Cup 2022 LIVE on Insidesport.IN

In an interview with the Indian Express, Kohli said, “For an athlete, the sport can bring the best out of you as a player but at the same time, the amount of pressure that you are constantly under, can affect your mental health negatively.

It is definitely a serious issue and as much as we try to be strong at all times, it can tear you apart.”

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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli opens up on mental health amid struggles with form, says ‘In a room full of people, I felt alone’

Speaking about his mental health and the pressures of being a top level athlete, Virat Kohli revealed that it was important to stay in touch with one’s inner self.

The 33-year-old, who gave away all forms of captaincy in the last 9 months, said that he at times felt ‘alone’ despite being in a room full of people who love and support him.

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli opens up on mental health amid struggles with form, says 'In a room full of people, I felt alone'

 

“My tips to aspiring athletes would be that yes, physical fitness and focus on recovery is the key to being a good athlete, but at the same time, it is crucial to consistently keep in touch with your inner self.  So, take out time for yourself and reconnect with your core self.”

He added, “If you lose that connection, it wouldn’t take very long for other things to crumble around you. You need to learn how to compartmentalise your time so that there’s balance. It takes practice like anything else in life, but it’s something worth investing in, that’s the only way to feel a sense of sanity and enjoyment while doing your work.”

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli opens up on mental health amid struggles with form, says ‘In a room full of people, I felt alone’

Virat Kohli will return to the Indian team after a month-long break, having opted out of the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe. The 33-year-old had a torrid time during the tour of England, with a best score of 20 across seven innings in all formats.

Kohli has since taken a vacation travelling across Europe, with trips to Paris and London before returning home. The former Indian captain revealed that travelling and spending time with his family does help him ‘unwind’ from the pressure and stress of international cricket.

 

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“The one thing that truly helps me unwind after a hectic season is spending time with my family. Apart from that, I love to spend time pursuing my hobbies. Travel is something that helps me de-stress a lot, and of course coffee; I believe that I am a coffee connoisseur and absolutely love trying out different flavours and coffee spots around the world,” he said.

 

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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli opens up on mental health amid struggles with form, says ‘In a room full of people, I felt alone’

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