What Glenn Maxwell has done is remarkable: Virat Kohli on importance of mental health

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli said mental-health breaks are necessary for sport and that it’s high time that they are not seen in a negative way.Virat Kohli recalled the time he was struggling to deal with his ordinary performances on the England tour of 2014. Kohli said he felt like “it was the end of the world” but was not in a position to say he was “not feeling great mentally” and “get away from the game”.Kohli heaped rich praise on Glenn Maxwell who decided to take an indefinite break from cricket due to difficulties with regards to his mental health last month. Australia’s team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd, in fact, lauded Maxwell for “proactively” identifying the issues while the team management has expressed full support for the all-rounder.Maxwell missed a T20I against Sri Lanka and was not part of Australia’s series against Pakistan earlier this month. Following Maxwell’s sabbatical, Australia batsman Nic Maddinson also took a break by withdrawing from Australia A’s tour game against Pakistan to focus on mental health issues.”I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you’re not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game,” Virat Kohli said on the eve of the 1st Test against Bangladesh in Indore.”Not to say that you give up but just to gain more clarity and you tend to take more space, which I think is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do.advertisement”I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it’s got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way.”‘In England 2014, I didn’t know what to do, what to say to anyone’Virat Kohli also said he was feeling helpless during the England tour on which he managed 134 runs from 10 innings.Kohli also said it’s difficult for individuals to identify other’s mental-health issues and that players need proper communication channels to express what going on with them.”Well, I am absolutely for it. To be very honest, you guys have a job to do. And everyone is focussed on what they need to do. It’s very difficult for anyone to figure out what’s going on in another person’s mind. I have gone through a phase in my career where I felt like it was the end of the world,” Virat Kohli said.”In England 2014, I didn’t know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn’t have said ‘I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game’ because you never know how that’s taken.”These things should be of great importance. If you think that a player is important enough for the Indian team, then he/she should be taken good care of. When you get to the international stage, every player in the squad needs that sort of communication and ability to speak out.”Also Read | Not top-3 but No.1: Virat Kohli ranks Indian pacers as best in the worldlast_img read more

LeBron James Sends Message To Gabrielle Union Before Ohio State-Nebraska

first_img Check it out:@itsgabrielleu @DwyaneWade I love you guys and I know you guys are SUPER EXCITED today but this won’t end well for you guys! 😤😤😤 #GoBucks 🌰 P.S. Small/Big Bet?? 😁👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 28, 2019It’d be gutsy of Wade and Union to bet on Nebraska, especially since its a major underdog against Ohio State.Union already made the headlines for her amazing gesture on Twitter. She asked her fans which jersey she should wear on Saturday when she makes her picks.Christian Gaylord, an offense lineman for the Cornhuskers, asked Union if she’d wear his father’s jersey. His father tragically passed away last Friday.It’s not too surprising when you consider her kind personality, but Union said she’d be honored to wear Scott Gaylord’s Nebraska jersey.Fans can watch Union make her picks later today on College GameDay. LeBron James roots on Ohio State in the championship game.ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Oregon Ducks 42 to 20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With College GameDay in Lincoln, Nebraska for today’s epic showdown between the Buckeyes and Cornhuskers, LeBron James decided to issue a friendly bet to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.James is a known fan of the Buckeyes due to his ties with the Ohio community. As for Union, she’s a Nebraska native and a die-hard Huskers fan.Before Ohio State and Nebraska battle on the field tonight, the four-time MVP went on Twitter to get his trash talk started early.He tagged Wade and Union in his post, saying “I love you guys and I know you guys are SUPER EXCITED today but this won’t end well for you guys! #GoBucks  P.S. Small/Big Bet?”last_img read more