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Virat Kohli shares his personal experiences while talking about mental health for youngsters

The 33-year-old senior batter will be back in action during the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 in first match against Pakistan.

Virat Kohli

Former Indian skipper and senior batter Virat Kohli has come up with some tips and advice for the young generation of sportspersons on mental health. He also talked about how mental health is also necessary other than physical well-being. The veteran batter shared the experiences of his own life and remembered the instances when he felt alone despite having all close people in the surroundings.

Notably, Kohli is currently enduring a poor run of form with the bat for the last couple of years. He is waiting for his 71st international century since the last one he scored against West Indies in November 2021.

Even during a lean patch, the former captain managed to keep his passion and intent on high now. A journalist also asked Kohli about how he maintains his mental calmness and well-being during a time of pressure and criticism.

Physical fitness and focus on recovery are the keys to being a good athlete – Virat Kohli

Kohli answered all these questions in an interview recently, he opened up about how to deal with the issues of mental health and come out of the situations.

“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,” said Kohli while starting his remarks.

Later on, the 33-year-old advised the young generation of athletes to focus on physical fitness and recovery but also to stay in touch with the subconscious mind.

“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,” he added later.

Speaking of his own experiences, Kohli finally opened up on how to cope with mental health, loneliness, and other issues that might encounter any sportsperson.

“I personally have experienced times when even in a room full of people who support and love me, I felt alone, and I am sure that this is a feeling that a lot of people can relate to. So, take out time for yourself and reconnect with your core self. If you lose that connection, it wouldn’t take very long for other things to crumble around you,” Kohli concluded.

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