India captain Virat Kohli hails Glenn Maxwell for mental health stance

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has set an example by taking a break from the game to address his mental health issues and there should not be any negativity about such situations, India captain Virat Kohli said.

Maxwell has taken an indefinite break from the game to deal with an issue rarely discussed in the sub-continent’s cricketing circles, but Kohli has a clear view on the situation.

Virat Kohli feels cricketers should be well supported if they are suffering from mental health issues.Credit:AP

“I think what Glenn has done is remarkable,” the 31-year-old told reporters in Indore on the eve of India’s opening Test against Bangladesh that begins on Thursday.

“It has set the right example for cricketers around the world that if you’re not in the best frame of mind you try and try and try, but as human beings you reach a tipping point at some stage or the other. And you need time away from the game. Not to say you give up, but just to gain more clarity.”


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