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My mental health has been harmed by the recent drought, claims India’s Kohli.

Virat Kohli, the star batsman for India, admitted that a recent run drought had a negative influence on his health and that he had been acting intensely to show that everything was alright.

Ben Stokes, the test captain of England, and other prominent cricketers have begun talking openly about their mental health issues. After a succession of batting miscues during India’s tour of England in 2014, Kohli admitted recently that he had experienced melancholy.

The former India captain, who was among the top batters in the world in his peak, has gone through a protracted slump and hasn’t scored an international century since reaching his 70th in a test match in November 2019.

Kohli will make his comeback at the Asia Cup after a month out during which he missed India’s white-ball tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe.For the first time in ten years, Kohli told Asia Cup broadcasters Star Sports, “I haven’t touched a bat in a month.” “Recently, I realised that I had been trying to fake my intensity a little bit.

“You’re telling yourself that you don’t have the intensity. Your body, however, is urging you to quit. Your subconscious is urging you to stop and back up.English cricketer Ben Stokes revealed this week that after enduring panic attacks after the death of his father over two years ago, he took a significant hiatus from the sport last year to focus on his mental health.

On Sunday, India will face Pakistan in the opening match of their Asia Cup championship defence, and many expect Virat Kohli to be in top form.I’m thought of as a man who is really psychologically tough, and I am, Kohli continued. But everyone has a limit, and you need to be aware of it if you don’t want to spiral out of control.

“I’m not embarrassed to say that I was having a mental slump. Although it is quite normal to feel this way, we tend to keep our mouths shut out of shyness. We don’t want to come out as mentally unsound. Trust me, pretending to be powerful is much worse than being weak and admitting it.