Rohit Sharma Opens Up On India Players' Struggles With Mental Health After Virat's Revelations

Rohit Sharma Opens Up On India Players' Struggles With Mental Health After Virat's Revelations

Ind vs Pak Asia Cup 2022: Ex-India skipper Virat Kohli showed courage and took the bold step of talking about his struggles with mental health in recent times ahead of the highly-anticipated India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 match at Dubai international cricket stadium. The Indian batting great admitted it was the first time in 10 years that he has not touched a bat for a month. The last time he played international cricket was in the month of July, during India’s tour of England. Virat asked BCCI for a break after consistent failures and missed India’s tour of the West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Reacting to Virat’s revelations, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said ever since the onset of Coronavirus pandemic many players have struggled with mental health and explained how difficult and challenging it has been for players to live in bio-bubbles for long periods.

“We do talk about mental health. It has been difficult for a lot of players not just Virat but for a lot of players who have gone through hard times mentally since Covid struck. Staying in bubbles not being able to go outside. Some of the guys find it difficult. And there is nothing wrong with it. Because of how you led your life until you were stuck with Covid.” said Rohit in a pre-match press conference, TimesNow reported.

“Suddenly you had to stay inside hotels for 2-2 months when we did long tours. The quarantines and all that, it was not easy. Every player has their own way to respond to that and there is nothing wrong if a player has his view on,” he added.

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“There is constant talk around how the players are mentally and what they think of the game. And how we can keep them fresh. That freshness is very very important when you are playing high-pressure games. Mental health is very important,” concluded Rohit.