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Virat Kohli : ‘I Felt I Was The Loneliest Guy In The World’

Who among us not suffering depression and anxiety sometimes? If that’s so we need be more open up. Like Kohli says “you seek for medical help”

The Revelations

He made this revelation with Mark Nicholas on his Not Just Cricket podcast.

Virat Kohli on depression

“You just don’t understand how to get over it. That was a phase when I literally couldn’t do anything to overturn things. I felt like I was the loneliest guy in the world.”

“It’s not a great feeling to wake up knowing that you won’t be able to score runs and I think all batsmen have felt that at some stage that you are not in control of anything at all,” Kohli said about his mental state at the time.

Seek Professional Help

Virat Kohli who described when he went through a stretch of five test in England Tour without half-century. At that moment he looks back as once he needed professional help about it but unfortunately, he didn’t seek for help.

“Personally, for me that was a revelation that you could feel that lonely even though you a part of a big group,” he said. “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. Someone whom you can go to at any stage, have a conversation around and say ‘Listen this is what I am feeling, I am finding it hard to even go to sleep, I feel like I don’t want to wake up in the morning. I have no confidence in myself, what do I do?’

To The Young Cricketer

Kohli calls out of the young cricketers that do not commit the same mistakes he did, if you need help don’t be shy opening your condition to specialist.

“I could never think of what the team wants me to do in this situation. I just got too engulfed with England tour – if I perform here, Test cricket, in my mind I’m going to feel established and all that crap on the outside, which is not important at all. It just ate me up. I just kept going into a downward spiral and I just couldn’t get out of it. Horrible.” Kohli added

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