Virat Kohli speaks on players mental pressure, says players are getting tough in today’s time, insists on playing two teams at one time
The issue of mental health in sports has been important in the last few years. Glenn McSeval even took a break for this reason. That’s where things have become more difficult since Covid came in. It is difficult for players to stay consistent in bio-bubble. The issue recently arose once again when Japan’s legendary women’s player Naomi Osaka refused to attend the mandatory press conference after the match at the second Grand Slam French Open of the year. She didn’t even go after winning the first match. They were then fined. Osaka then withdrew from the tournament. Osaka had already said that she would not attend the press conference because of her mental health.
After Osaka, the issue of mental health has again come into the limelight in the sports world. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has spoken about it before leaving for England on Wednesday. He says that at present it is not easy for players to stay motivated for long periods of time under all restrictions. In such a situation, Kohli also stressed the talk of two teams at one time.
Don’t want to see players under mental pressure
India is scheduled to play the final of the ICC Test Championship on the tour of England from June 18 followed by a five-match Test series against England. The team will stay in the bio bubble during this time. Meanwhile, another Indian team to play a limited-overs series on the tour of Sri Lanka At a press conference organized by the BCCI before leaving for England, Kohli said, “It is very difficult for players to stay motivated and concentrate dearly with all restrictions in today’s cricket. Two teams are likely to play one time because you don’t want players to be under mental pressure.”
Shastri joined discussion
Team head coach Ravi Shastri has also accepted Captain Kohli’s point of view and said, “You don’t know, this is happening right now because of the current time and traffic restrictions. You don’t know about the future. If you want to expand the game, especially in the shorter format, then there is a long way to go. If you have a lot of cricketers if you want to take T20 cricket to the global level.
“You’ll see it in the Test series against England where you have to play five Tests in six weeks,” he said. It’s no joke. A fit-to-fit person must also need a break. This mental issue is more than physical. If you are asked to do the same thing again and again, you will be mentally ruined. It’s difficult to make a comeback, especially when you’re having a bad day. Therefore, the players must be replaced and kept mentally healthy.”