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As Virat Kohli puts it, “I felt alone even in a room full of people who support and love me.”

According to Virat Kohli, it is crucial for athletes to take time off to relax, recuperate from the pressures of competition, and reestablish contact with their “core selves.”

Local media in India claimed on Thursday that the Indian superstar cricketer Virat Kohli, who has led his team to unparalleled heights, has admitted that he has battled with his mental health throughout his career. The former captain, who is now 33 years old, has earned a reputation for his face-to-face aggression and outstanding hitting, which helped propel his team to the top of the five-day standings. But the man who was called “King” Kohli by the Indian media has been tormented by a run of bad form, and he has been relieved of his captaincy in all formats since the latter half of last year after a terrible showing at the 2021 T20 World Cup.

In an interview with the publication The Indian Express, Kohli admitted that the stress of his professional career has, at times, a detrimental effect on his mental health.

“I personally have experienced times when even in a room full of people who support and love me, I felt alone,” he said in an interview that was published on Wednesday. “I am sure that this is a feeling that a lot of people can relate to,” he said. “I am sure that this is a feeling that a lot of people can relate to.”

“It is undeniably a significant problem, and despite our best efforts to be strong at all times, it has the potential to break you apart.”

According to Kohli, it is essential for sportsmen to take time away from their activity to relax, recuperate, and reestablish a connection with their “core self.”

“It wouldn’t take very long for other things to disintegrate around you if you were to lose that connection,” the speaker said.

These statements came just a few short months after he disclosed that, in 2014, he had struggled with depression as a result of his inability to score runs while on tour in England.

“The realisation that you won’t be able to score any runs when you first get up in the morning is not exactly a pleasant one… I had the impression that I was the only person in the entire planet, “he claimed thus in a podcast interview in February with English analyst Mark Nicholas.

Since 2019, Kohli has not scored a century in any of the formats in which he competes, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

He was given some time off before the most recent trip of the West Indies, but he has now been included in India’s Twenty20 team for the Asia Cup, which will begin with a match against India’s most bitter rivals, Pakistan.

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