Virat Kohli recently admitted that he suffered depression after he failed to score in the Test series in England in 2014. Now former India cricketer Farokh Engineer responded to Virat Kohli’s depression story. In 5 Test matches, Kohli could only score 134 runs and failed miserably with the bat.
Talking about it, Kohli admitted that it was the lowest phase in his career. He also pointed out that he had no professional to talk to and that is the change he’d like to see in cricket going forward. The Indian captain surprised everyone when he talked about depression and he has always been a very motivated cricketer.
Farokh Engineer responds to Virat Kohli’s depression story
Now, Farokh Engineer has asked Kohli that how can he be depressed when he has a supporting life partner such as Anushka Sharma. Talking about Depression, Farokh Engineer stated that Indians have more mental strength as compared to the western world.
“How can you (Virat Kohli) be depressed when you have such a lovely wife? “He’s got a child. He’s got every reason to be thankful to God”, Engineer told Sportskeeda in a live session on Facebook.
“Depression is more in the western world. They talk about it more. But the mind is such a thing that you can never know. Mind is a dreadful thing. We (Indians) have greater strength to fight the demons in our body. We have our ups and downs. But we have got the mental strength to fight. And fight harder and play better, which maybe people like (Marcus) Trescothick and others don’t have”, the former cricketer added.
Meanwhile, Kohli made a stunning comeback after the 2014 England tour and scored runs all around the world. He redeemed himself during the 2018 Test series in England when he scored 593 runs in 5 matches at an average of 60. His wife Anushka Sharma have stood by him through thick and thin and Kohli has always mentioned that his wife is his biggest support system.