Virat Kohli Hailed Glenn Maxwell For Taking A Break From Cricket Due To Mental Health

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It has been a few days since the Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell left everyone in shock after he decided to take a break from the cricket world because of difficulties experienced by him with regard to his mental health.

Maxwell’s decision was backed by the cricketers and fans around the world including his teammates and staff at Cricket Australia saying he was a “special player” and they hope to see him back in form.

On Wednesday, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli lauded the Australian all-rounder’s courage to come out in open regarding his mental health and take a break from cricket.

In an interview, ahead of India’s first Test against Bangladesh in Indore starting Thursday, the Indian skipper praised Maxwell for putting his health before the game.

I am absolutely for it,” he said.

I think what Glenn has done is remarkable and has set the right example for cricketers all over the world.

He added:

I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way.”

Virat Kohli recalled his own reserves during England’s tour of 2014 when he managed just 134 runs from 10 innings with the highest score of 39. He said:

“I have gone through a phase in my career where it was the end of the world. In England 2014 I just didn’t know what to do, what say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. “

He added:

“I could have said that I am not feeling great mentally and need to get away from the game. But you never know how that’s taken. “

“These things should of great importance. If you think that the player is important enough for the team or for Indian cricket to go forward he should be looked after.”